Monday, October 5, 2009

Paul Krugman on the American Right

Commenting on rightwing comments about 'America loosing the Olympic Games for Chicago'

"So what did we learn from this moment? For one thing, we learned that the modern conservative movement, which dominates the modern Republican Party, has the emotional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.

But more important, the episode illustrated an essential truth about the state of American politics: at this point, the guiding principle of one of our nation’s two great political parties is spite pure and simple. If Republicans think something might be good for the president, they’re against it — whether or not it’s good for America."

It also is an apt comment on the likes of Crusader Rabbit who deleted a comment from myself .. something they crit the leftwing blogs for doing but apparently are quite capable of doing themselves.

My comment was "America has not lost the Olympics, it has just gone south"
America is more than just the United States and it seems fair to me that it should go to a continent which has not previously hosted the games ahead of one which has hosted it three times already.

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