"People are moving away from Obamanomics, they're moving away from Reichonomics and they're moving towards Kudlow/Moore-onomics, and that's really shown by those population shifts" from north to south, free marketer Steve Moore (right) told tax-the-rich class warrior Robert Reich (left) on The Kudlow Report last night. "If you look at the new Rust Belt, it's not the Midwest. [It's] those New England and northeastern states … the kind of epicenter of liberalism."
"FCC: Stop tinkering with Internet and return to the 'fairness doctrine' requiring broadcasters to provide equal time. Put Fox out of biz," twittered President Clinton's Labor Secretary Robert Reich this morning. Horrified, we twittered back:
Is that you, Big Bro? How is it the business of a govt that works for me to put my fave TV station out of business?
"Astonishing how shameless our homegrown totalitarians are in tweeting their desire to repress free speech," we twittered Reuters Money and Politics columnist James Pethokoukis, who replied:
Indeed. The tormented Berkeley savant and class warrior sounds like he's coordinating his talking points with the latest iteration of Journolist/Cabalist. Random recent post from Professor Reich's blog:
And the vitriol emanating at all hours from rage radio, yell television, and Fox News – against immigrants, intellectuals, “coastal elites,” gays, and the President.
We’re better than this. This is not respectful disagreement. It’s thuggery. It has no legitimate role in a democracy. And most Americans are fed up with it.
A tired litany, but here's a suggestion for the man whose Wikepedia entry names him "one of America's foremost political economists." If you can't take the more flamboyant promulgators of constitutional conservatism who amuse us unthinking Dittoheads "juiced up with emotion, fear, guilt and racism," sir, then how about tuning in to the reasoned arguments of the above-mentioned James Pethokoukis? Yes, he's appeared from time to time on Fox, but like you he's been a welcome guest on CNBC and PBS as well. How's that for fair and balanced? His latest, "Net neutrality rules a blow to free markets," would be a good place to start. Or how about this from a month back, "Paul Ryan and the conservative economic mind":,
What’s fascinating about Ryan is that he keeps saying things that should get him into political trouble, but they don’t. He wants to rework Social Security. He wants to restructure Medicare. He thinks a cheaper dollar is a bad idea. And he won reelection with 68 percent of the vote in a district that Obama carried by four points. Good ideas expressed well and with conviction are powerful things.
Update: Doug Ross's Larwyn's Linx links.