What Krugman said. If only the administration stopped playing to the press and instead concentrated on how real people were affected by what they did.

This has puzzled me as long as I can remember. Politicians so rarely trust the voters to simply reward them with votes for doing the right thing — even though we’d love it.

2 thoughts on “Dittos

  1. People elect representatives, that do stuff that voters want done?

    I think there’s a name for that, but just can’t quite recall it. I knew it once, I do remember that.

  2. Today, Ronald Reagan is often credited with godlike political skills — but in the summer of 1982, when the U.S. economy was performing badly, his approval rating was only 42 percent.

    Didn’t Doonesbury have a cartoon with a news reporter calling Reagan the Teflon president? And why, exactly, is a president who spent a significant portion of his presidency suffering from Alzheimer’s our “gold standard?”

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