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The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Sebastian Mallaby Edition)

Sebastian Mallaby writes that he could criticize Republicans who have power rather than powerless Democrats, but that wouldn't be sporting... or something. Ezra Klein reports:

TAPPED: January 2006 Archives: PUNCH THAT AIR! What a truly bizarre statement by Sebastian Mallaby:

Of course, attacking Bushonomics is too easy, like shooting a lame duck. So I want to focus instead on Democrats' response to the Bush chest-thumping...

George W. Bush is the President of the United States of America. His party, the Republican Party, controls the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Justices nominated by Republicans enjoy a majority on the Supreme Court. Whether or not attacking Bushonomics requires pathetically little mental exertion, his economic policy is the only relevant economic policy... his policies are, indeed, so awful that their manifold flaws are self-evident, it's incumbent on pundits to publicly eviscerate them until they cease being self-actualizing, not to stroll off and find more worthy targets for their giant, giant brains...

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