Rant Bitch Worry

Education, science, innovation. Are we supporting progress? I don’t think so. Our nation has fallen in all ranks while ideologues and pirates have been in power. Whether cars or cellphones, we are fed inaccurate stories about our achievements. We are not safe.

Paul Krugman, Nobel prize winner for economics, warns us in the NYTimes that

“…the G.O.P.’s long transformation into the party of the unreasonable right, a haven for racists and reactionaries, seems likely to accelerate as a result of the impending defeat.

This will pose a dilemma for moderate conservatives. Many of them spent the Bush years in denial, closing their eyes to the administration’s dishonesty and contempt for the rule of law. Some of them have tried to maintain that denial through this year’s election season, even as the McCain-Palin campaign’s tactics have grown ever uglier. But one of these days they’re going to have to realize that the G.O.P. has become the party of intolerance.”

“Also, the Republican base already seems to be gearing up to regard defeat not as a verdict on conservative policies, but as the result of an evil conspiracy.”