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Bush-hater wonders about dangers of GOP Fanaticism

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 11:46 am - June 8, 2011.
Filed under: Bush-hatred

Not entirely sure what to make of Jonathan Chait’s piece in the New Republic today, Risk Factor: For Republicans, do the benefits of fanaticism outweigh the costs? Do appreciate the delicious irony of man who, during the George W. Bush era, prided himself on hatred of the president of the United States wondering about Republican fanaticism.

Do wonder how the man who made the case for Bush hatred would have responded to an article in 2003 asking whether for Democrats the benefits of fanaticism outweigh the costs.



  1. Hmm. I wonder – For Democrats, do the benefits of lying (arrogantly and aggressively, in week-long public media tours) outweight the costs?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 8, 2011 @ 11:50 am - June 8, 2011

  2. The problem is that I don’t see the Republicans as being fanatic, but I see the democrats definitely being fanatic. If the republicans were fanatic, they wouldn’t have accepted what amounted to 4Billion in spending cuts for last year’s budget, when they campaigned on $100 Billion in cuts. Even if you credit the alleged total of $38 Billion, that still is 62 percent less than their fanatical promise to slash spending. So a party that compromised more than fifty percent of its principles from the last election is somehow still viewed as “fanatical”? What rubbish.

    Comment by eaglewingz08 — June 8, 2011 @ 3:12 pm - June 8, 2011

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