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Friday, October 31, 2008

A Question about the “Obamacons”

Is it possible that the Obama campaign has a highly effective blackmailing operation going on behind the scenes? That would explain so much …

Addendum: I just remembered that a few months ago Overcoming Bias predicted that this sort of phenomenon might be common:

Before becoming a pundit someone may spend a long career as a trustworthy academic or journalist, giving careful measured evaluations of the small issues before them.  As a pundit they may even usually give thoughtful reasoned commentary on issues of moderate importance.

But every four years, when a major election is at stake, or when a big crisis appears, styles change.  In their world folks mutter, "pull out all the stops, this is really important."  They may retain the outward appearance of keeping to their previous standards, but in fact they start to say whatever it takes to push "their side."

Come to think of it, that might explain why some alleged defenders of capitalism support the bleeping bailout.

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