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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Liberal arguments

I felt so discouraged this morning listening to Morning Joe.  Chris Matthews was the guest.  He makes no secret of his liberal leanings, and he's openly pro-Obama.  But his comments, some focusing on economic issues, were quite critical. Among other things, he said that Obama shouldn't have delayed approval of the Keystone Pipeline, because it would have created jobs, and "no one even remembers the arguments against it."  Whoa, what? The environmental arguments against the pipeline are completely irrelevant or insignificant? Ouch.

Isn't that what always happens - when economic issues are pressing, as they admittedly are now, all other considerations are inherently overshadowed or outweighed. But it's such bad policy, it so doesn't result in the best decision making. (And lots of people remember very clearly what those arguments are!)

Side note: When I did a Google search on this, I found several bloggers complaining about Matthews' comments - I'm certainly not the only person who was annoyed.



Blogger Pacman said...

A liberal knicking Obama? Must not have had his lowfat decaf latte yet.

8:58 AM  

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