Friday, June 15, 2012

Random Thoughts...

Snippets from other conversations

On obstructionist politics:

The false assumption made when asking simply whether obstructionist politics really work is that any given tactic will have the same effect regardless who is using it and regardless of the conditions in which it is used. This isn't true in warfare. This isn't true in sports. Why should it be true in politics?


It's not hard to see that obstructionist tactics are working for the Republican party right now. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to question a tactic's efficacy while it is working. The real question should be why it is working and what might cause that to stop?

On the purpose of laws:

The law should provide certainty where it otherwise does not exist. When new uncertainties arise, new laws may be created to deal with said uncertainties. However, when the creation of law becomes itself the source of uncertainty, then there is a real problem. We have that problem now.

More on obstructionist politics:

The “do-nothing” pejorative should be a compliment when applied to congress.

Self-explanatory:

Whenever I hear the phrase "It's the right thing to do" I start working on math problems. Can anybody help me out with this one?

1 wrong + 1 wrong = ____________ 

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