For some masochistic reason that I need to take up with my therapist I like listening to news while I work. Even on good days this can expose me to dangerous levels of conventional wisdom, and this is not a good day. Who can forget the awful ‘so where is your plan to destroy the country?’ argument from that Social Security crapola in 2005.
Here is Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor just now on the NPR show
Tell Me More Here and Now. I typed a transcript from the audio stream here.
I think the disconnect between the president and the Republicans, for sure, [is that] they don’t like it when he says, ‘I’m waiting for them to show me a serious plan’. They’ve been waiting all year, ‘we want to see your plan. We want to see you commit in writing to trillions in spending cuts. We don’t want to be the only ones out there with a plan’. Same thing with the Senate Democrats. They have yet to produce a plan either. So there is still a real disconnect about how Washington talks about this issue that makes it much harder to solve it.
Kill me now.