Jay Publius

Jay Publius

  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    In a functioning democratic system which reflects the views of the electorate and is FPTP you should wind up with the parties of Tweedledee and the party of Tweedledum. (You can conclude that some form of PR is better, but...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    The main objection is electoral: to the extent Sanders has appeal in the general election it is for his independent and anti-establishment views. It is hard to envision that enthusiasm transferring to HRC....
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    I think my point was a bit more obscure than I realized. It was that the Clinton (and Sanders) health care plans are not evidence of candidate qualifications as neither of them was the actual author. I will note that...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Sebator Clinton is certainly qualified but neither she nor Senator sanders has put together a healthcare plan. In her case, she disastrously mismanaged healthcare reform. It is not a high point....
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    She did a fairly good job as Senator from NY and a reasonably good job as Secretary of State. It is true that she royally screwed up health care reform and totally mismanaged her 2008 campaign both of which are...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Much of what you say is true but: (1) Parties have in the past decade or two changed to being very tightly whipped (at least by historical American standards). This is particularly true of the Republican Party and is why,...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    I think you are seriously underestimating Trump by comparing him to LePage or even Rauner. For all of the outsider image he is projecting Trump is a dealmaker and an insider; he is not going to just rant ineffectively at...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    This runs off the rails a bit after 13, but the essential points seem to be: (a) jobs will get scarce(r); (b) our societies will have the potential to be increasingly repressive; (c) small, poor countries must conform to the...
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