The Boston Globe Investigates Media Bias! | Main | "Lying" and the Social Security Crisis
February 03, 2005

The Flip-Flopping Party

Well, first the Democratic Party developed an extreme case of collective amnesia regarding their prior declarations about Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Now they seem to have come down with another bout of forgetfulness. Anyone who watched the commentary or Democratic response yesterday now knows that the Democrats are taking their talking points directly from Paul Krugman -- and Lord knows, that's scary in itself.

And their new mantra is that there is no crisis in Social Security.

Despite the fact that they've been talking about just such a crisis for going on twenty years now.

Ace's Assignment Desk: Someone with Lexis/Nexis and some free time should compile various statements from leading Democrats calling the Social Security insolvency problem a "crisis," at least before it became politically expedient to deny that characterization.

Not that it will help, of course. We did this for two years with their statements on WMD and they showed absolutely no embarassment whatsoever about simply disowning previously announced statements. And the media showed no interest in probing their sudden changes of heart.

A Start: My Two Common Cents notes that the NYT and WP sounded much different notes when Clinton proposed "saving" Social Security than they do when Bush suggests the same.

Q and O rounds up a lot of quotes from Clinton advisors and Clinton himself using the word "crisis."

Where oh where did the "crisis" go? It seems that in 1999 we were facing "the evident financial crisis which will be imposed on Social Security when the baby boomers retire," according to President Clinton, but nowadays Clinton-fanista Paul Krugman writes confidently:

"Today let's focus on one piece of those scare tactics: the claim that Social Security faces an imminent crisis. That claim is simply false."

Thanks, Q and O. You've done a man's job.

More... My super-secret government conact "Deep Stoat" sends along this PDF of Democrats flip-flopping on the Social Security crisis.

Or "non-crisis, perfectly managable glitch" as they now prefer to term it.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:19 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Acme Explosives [/i]: "[i]if your calories are two low, your body will ad ..."

ace: ">>> Pull ups baby. Makes your lats explode, bu ..."

Northernlurker : "Flexibility and joint health have become very impo ..."

Al Gore's Turgid Chakra: "The government spent more time spying on contribut ..."

Meremortal, no proseccutions, no peace!: " "Pretty tough for us gals to get swole. I'm just ..."

Hairyback Guy: "Pull ups baby. Makes your lats explode, builds ..."

Mrs. Peel : "I have actually been skipping my physical workouts ..."

Brave Sir Robin: "Well, I f'd that up. [/b] ..."

Official University Certified Political Scientist: " I've also been saying that. The Alabama election ..."

ace: ">>>I've been on pretty damn low calorie diet (1/3r ..."

Cat Ass Trophy: "Biggest endorsement of the tax bill yet? Michael B ..."

Brave Sir Robin: "I'm not 100% sure what all you're trying to [b]gai ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64