Friday, January 02, 2009

The Party of Racists
Paul Krugman does not actually say the republicans are racist. But it is hard for me to believe otherwise.
The fault, however, lies not in Republicans’ stars but in themselves. Forty years ago the G.O.P. decided, in effect, to make itself the party of racial backlash. And everything that has happened in recent years, from the choice of Mr. Bush as the party’s champion, to the Bush administration’s pervasive incompetence, to the party’s shrinking base, is a consequence of that decision.

Also, they do not value competence. Here is not how to govern.
“make appointments based on loyalty first and expertise second.”

I seem to remember the republican cold warriors saying the USSR would collapse because they valued party loyalty over competence. I guess they figured IOKIYAR.

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