Around the Horn
Why liberals should cheer a McCain victory
1. It would be a victory for an underdog. Liberals are supposed to like underdogs. McCain is a lonely guy standing up against an unprecedentedly well-financed, superorganized, ExxonMobil-like Obama juggernaut. A McCain upset victory would be a classic liberal happy ending.
Another moron Obamacan
claims that Obama is the "real" conservative:
Social Security has long been considered one of the most successful New Deal programs, working well now for 70 years. Yet in 2005, the Bush plan to establish private accounts that could be invested in the Stock Market got nowhere. McCain, too, has embraced this idea. In 2008 it looks ridiculous. The Stock Market! Again, this is a radical proposal, not a conservative one.
Yes indeedy, keeping your money earning that 1-2% that it does in Social Security is better than investing in the longer term winner of the stock market. And this is hardly conservative:
Ever since Roe vs. Wade, abortion has been a salient controversy in our politics. But the availability of abortion is linked to the long advancement of women's equality. Again, we are dealing with social change, and this requires understanding social change, a Burkean imperative that Obama understands.
How is the availability of abortion linked to the long advancement of women's equality? That goes unanswered, as does whether the long advancement of women's equality is good for the country.