December 30, 2011
REVISING MY VENN DIAGRAMS: I would have thought that the circles representing “people who have endorsed Ron Paul” and “people who defend the competence of Obama’s central economic planning” wouldn’t overlap. But I guess I should have known that if anyone were to fall in both, it would be Andrew Sullivan. So the Obama central planners spent nearly a trillion dollars based on their projections, and now we’re supposed to ignore their wildly erroneous forecasts because they just didn’t realize how bad the Bush economy was?
As Judge Spotswood Robinson used to say to lawyers in trouble, “what’s your next argument?”
UPDATE: Ouch. “I am surprised Sullivan has not blamed Trig Palin for these deficits yet.”
Plus: “I recall Andrew Sullivan arguing that George W. Bush’s out of control spending needed to be curbed. Funny, I have not heard Mr. Sullivan make that argument about Barack Obama. Despite the fact, the evidence of reckless spending by the Obama Administration is overwhelming. . . . Sullivan says these charts cited by Glenn Reynolds are all lies. Hmmm, pathetic. But it’s all Sully’s got. Especially since the chair of the DNC said that the Democratic Party owns this economy.”
And reader Bryan Farris twists the knife, emailing:
So, if I’m reading this correctly, Sullivan is okay with Presidents taking action based upon faulty intelligence that was “believed [by everyone] at the time”, no matter how that action turns out.
Good to know!