Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cokie Roberts = idiot

From ABC's This Week:
Voters understand the Constitution. They have a very strong sense of that, inchoately. And that is, they know that the president is not going to determine capital gains taxes.

So they don't vote for President on issues, they vote for President on a gut-check.
"I like that guy", or "I like that guy better than the other guy".

And "I think that the decisions that he [or in this case, maybe she] make in the next four years, I'm going to be more comfortable with than I would be with that other person".
Which is why these questions that try to get at "who you are" and "what you care about" matter.
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UPDATE: According to Cokie Roberts' version of the Constitution, the President doesn't have veto power and is therefore unable to affect legislation involving, say, capital gains taxes.


She so deserves to catch some hell for that. Callous and offensive.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/20/2008 11:01 AM  

I think she is trying to defend her idiot colligue, Stephanopolus.

But more than that. Pundits are like generals who are fighting the last war. Pundits are fighting the last election. I think the Americans have learned their lesson on voting for personality with Bush.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 4/21/2008 12:09 PM  

Circling the wagons for a rousing Pity Party.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/21/2008 7:45 PM  

According to Cokie Roberts' version of the USA, capital gains taxes are of interest to people who are not wealthy and who pay no capital gains taxes.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/21/2008 11:34 PM  

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