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Richard Cohen Explains Conservatives

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 11:36 PM
AND every job is NOT supposed to be a "LIVING WAGE" because there are so many factors such as starting or training positions, part-time on purpose, 2nd job or income in household, students, etc, etc. The one person (husband) working a union job or better is long gone and the more you make every job pay, the less jobs for all kinds of people who want them. As much as I would love the PERFECT WORLD of the Left...won't happen.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
Biggest trouble I have with that is the fact that Dems are hypocritical about such things but get all the mileage they can. And furthermore, it relates to things not being static but dynamic in the economy...people react to what is done and there are "unforeseen" consequences (even when people are told in advance what will happen).
On the last day of 2012, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen inadvertently clarified two huge matters regarding the left.

The first was the ignorance about conservatives and conservatism that permeates the left. The second was the primary reason decent people identify with the left: the effective caricaturing and demonizing of the right. Were it not for caricature and demonization, most otherwise intelligent and decent people would not be on the left.

This is what Cohen wrote in his column, "Republicans Adrift:"

"It is conservatism that is both intellectually exhausted and nearly indefensible. It is the movement of the ideologically ossified,...