Who you gonna believe, Ezra Klein or your lyin’ eyes?
Posted by Professor Mockumental
Administration apologist Ezra Klein wants you to believe that the United States is not getting worse, but only that the rest of the world is merely getting better.
Why? The idea makes his President look less inept. A less inept President is more likely to prevail in November.
So if we were limited to comparing ourselves to Greece or Spain, maybe I could see it (maybe), but the issue is not how do we line up against the bad actors of Europe but the rest of the world?
Excessive regulation, crony capitalism, rewarding and subsidizing idiotic behavior, and stealing from the future to live high today are signatures of this Administration and don’t help the U.S. cause. And our foreign policy regression under Obama is little different. In these regards, we’re clearly getting worse while much of the world, the parts sans Barry Oh! and similar thinkers, is improving.
In investments, there’s this thing called reverting to the mean which is law-like in its certainty. But we’re not talking investments, we’re talking about the state of health of our elements of national power and under Obama, they’ve all declined.
Perhaps Ezra could suggest what Florida has done now that school kids are regressing on standardized tests: just lower the standard.
And in staying with the Eagles theme, a few lines from Life in the Fast Lane come to mind:
He said, “Call the doctor. I think I’m gonna crash.”
“The doctor say he’s comin’, but you gotta pay him cash.”
They went rushin’ down that freeway,
messed around and got lost
They didn’t care they were just dyin’ to get off
Yeah, under Obama first we gotta pay the doctor in cash; next, we’ve been messed around and lost our way; now, we’re all just dyin’ to get off.