Thursday, May 12, 2005

Three cheerful notes on Social Security

If, like me, you'd prefer not to think about the Bolton nomination right now, here are three cheerful notes on a different topic.

First, Bush’s 60-day, 60-city Bamboozlepalooza Tour (to use Josh Marshall’s felicitous phrase) did not yield quite the results they they wanted:

(Source: Democratic Underground. Click here to enlarge.)
Second, a few diehards keep splitting hairs over terminology, most recently Michael Medved going to hilarious lengths and getting called out as a liar on his own radio show by the folks at Rock the Vote.

And third, David Sirota has dug up a most interesting quote:

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54

Read, savor, and enjoy your day.

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