Monday, January 25, 2010

Hip to Be Square

Roger L. Simon writes that the new "cool" kids on the scene gibe right, not left:
...As everyone knows, liberalism depends on government spending and … we don’t have any money! In fact, as again we all know from two minutes on the Internet, we’re in hock to the Chinese up to our necks. Yes, yes, I know, they are co-dependent with us, but if we keep spending at current rates (or anything like them), the whole system will go tilt on both ends. We could be in a situation that will make 1933 look like 1993. And printing money only makes things worse. Read Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man, a brilliant history of the Great Depression, if you don’t believe me.
So liberals are in a kind of Catch-22. That’s why The Tea Party Movement is in the ascendancy. Maybe you don’t like to hear it but, trust me, they are just as smart as you are and, moreover, have the honesty to tell the simple truth: We’re broke. That’s why health care and cap-and-trade (larceny anyway) are going down the tubes. And that’s why former schoolboy marxists like me are flirting with libertarianism. Sorry, James [Carville], but the liberal thing we grew up with has become just so square. It’s the squares who are hip now...
Sing it, Huey!

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