It’s not a ‘fiscal cliff,’ it’s a financial avalanche, stupid!
Friend Ford O’Connell has a worthwhile item up over that The Hill’s Pundit Blog: Dems dishonest in ‘fiscal cliff’ dealings. Still, technically speaking, there is no ‘fiscal cliff’. America isn’t going to suddenly disappear, or drop out of sight, somehow.
If you told the average voter Washington, D.C. was heading off a cliff, they’d probably offer to help out by giving it a push.
What America is actually facing represents more of an avalanche of past, present and future debt poised to land squarely on the backs of the middle class. No matter what one does, or doesn’t do as regards the so called rich, nothing can change that.
It’s fine and fair to blame Democrats and even the media, as Ford does. But the GOP’s forever woeful messaging efforts deserve their share of blame, too. They often don’t and will continue to not win many political arguments at this rate, as they continue to lack the insight and creativity to even frame their arguments artfully enough for them to resonate to their advantage with enough people.
Dems dishonest in ‘fiscal cliff’ dealings: We’re five weeks out from the “fiscal cliff deadline,” and it’s becoming apparent one of America’s two political parties has to give.
One has to level with the people about the choices that lie ahead, face up to the results of the election, cease considering itself bound by promises to outsiders and commit itself, finally, to finding a durable solution.
And that party is the Democratic Party.
… And it’s time for more umpires in the press room to remove their rose-colored glasses and start looking at this honestly.