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Stiglitz.

Other than that, how was the kabuki....

UPDATE Gee, I sure hope Nobelist Stiglitz isn't in "the Obama-Be-All-Bad thrashing around" mode. Because every time that happens, the unity pony sheds a tear....

UPDATE Ditto for BTD:

Pretty speeches in February 2009 won't be worth a hill of beans in elections in November 2010 and 2012.

I would have thought that was a truism.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Didn't you get the memo yesterday?

I've been talking a lot about the comparisons between Obama and Schwarzenegger precisely because the 5-10% less evil things done by Obama are not really addressing the structural problems. The remedies done now by Obama and the Dems are great at scoring immediately political points and for looking like good centrists, but they may very well turn out to be problematic for the future since they ignore some very serious structural deficiencies. Its disturbing to hear someone smarter than me pointing this out since it means I'm not *just* a whacko racist Hillary holdout.

The selling of the shit sandwich as 5-10% better than the alternative is very reminiscent of what was going on to make Schwarzenegger look good. Now CA is in serious trouble. I see a similar sad scenario unfolding WRT Obama.

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Submitted by a little night ... on

that Stiglitz guy:

On health care, Stiglitz says a single-payer system is “the only alternative.”