There’s spin, and then there’s flat-out propaganda. The full WSJ article by Daniel Henninger is behind a subscription firewall, but according to the blurb, “Barack Obama and his perpetually angry Democratic ‘base’ are the outliers on comprehensive tax reform.”
First, according to Gallup — not generally a liberal-friendly polling crew — Americans favor taxing the rich 66 to 32 percent, and they favor raising taxes on corporations 70 to 26 percent. That’s a hell of an “outlier.”
Henninger’s article — which, again, I can’t read in full — appears to be critical of the President’s jobs bill. Again, the Gallup poll shows that most provisions of the bill enjoy the support of a generous majority of Americans. For some provisions this is true even of Republican-leaning voters.
I also like the way the blurb has “base” in quotations marks, denoting irony. What the bleep are they implying by that? And what’s with “perpetually angry”? The rightie thing about anger really needs mass psychotherapy, considering that on the whole they are perpetually among the angriest people on the planet. Yet they see anger all around them (projection, much?) and denounce it. Calling Democrats “perpetually angry” trivializes their arguments; Democrats don’t like our ideas because they’re always angry about something. Just ignore them.
Well, back atcha, boobies.