Thursday, November 04, 2004

I know Krugman is a total loser, but...

Drudge is reporting "KRUGMAN NYT FRIDAY: President Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical -- the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. This election did not prove the Republicans unbeatable. Bush did not win in a landslide... Developing... "

Not that I take this guy seriously, but this type of vitriol actually shows something quite amazing about the braindead left. In fact, Krugman is correct. Bush isn't a conservative in the traditional or even the British sense of the word. He is a liberal (not a political liberal) who wants to enact many reforms. It is the loony left that makes up the reactionaries in the old world sense. They want the status quo. They have spent the last 70 years building up a huge welfare state, though are now unwill to make any reforms that are necessary because much of that welfare state has lost its usefulness and needs reform in many ways and scrapped in others. Social Security is a good example. Bush want to update the system because it IS going to go bankrupt. Sneaky accounting tricks by Congress isn't going to save it in the long run. Bush wants to add free market components (hardly radical, other countries have tried it) to the system to keep it going and provide a better rate of return. John Kerry wanted the status quo on the system. He essentially denied there was a problem and thought more money was something you could simply will to the system to keep it going. America rejected that mindset.

As for the "disliking America" business, aren't these lefties always complaining that there are so many problems in this country, that there are too many guns, not enough gays, the rich don't pay their fair share, the minorities are one more Republican away from slavery, and blue collar workers are stuck in soup lines? Are we to just keep things the same? Are they so great that changes aren't needed?

America voted on Tuesday by a rather large margin to keep things going the way they are going. If the left hates that so much, then they are the ones who "deeply dislike America as it."