Great line about the tax-and-spend Republicans from the New Yorker this week: “Saying today that tax cuts will increase tax revenues is not like saying that bombing Iran constitutes a sensible foreign policy, or that education vouchers will wreck the public schools. Itâ€™s more like saying that the best way to treat sick people is to bleed them to let out the evil spirits.”
And yet… and yet… people still believe. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. There are also people who think Saddam (or possibly the Jews, or possibly the CIA, or possibly Saddam in collusion with the Jews in the CIA) caused 9/11. These are people who believe that God truly has it in for the New York Yankees. I mean, sure, the Yankees are not my team. But I don’t think there is a divine force rooting for the Colorado Rockies because they prohibit Maxim and swearing in the clubhouse. Whoever wins the World Series will win through the normal, everyday non-miraculous combination of hard work, training, luck, and as-yet-undetected steroids.