Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.
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The inconsistent standards by which Gingrich, Cheney and Republicans are judging Obama are troubling.
People are weighing their own impressions of our new president with what the media is telling them to believe. For the most part, they are deciding that the media's take is wrong.
"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."
Both groups are convinced they possess a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and inadequacies.
Snark and blinkered partisanship aren't going to help anyone out of this mess. It's going to take a lot of ivory tower types and pragmatic politicians to pull this off.
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