A quick excerpt from today’s Morning Jolt:
Sullivan Finally Sees What’s Right in Front of His Nose
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I don’t pay much attention to Andrew Sullivan anymore, but his latest hyperbolic reaction is worth a gander, just to reaffirm that Sullivan is probably the last who genuinely believed that Barack Obama cared about controlling the deficit: “The core challenge of this time is not the cost of discretionary spending. Obama knows this; everyone knows this. The crisis is the cost of future entitlements and defense, about which Obama proposes nothing. Yes, there’s some blather. But Obama will not risk in any way any vulnerability on taxes to his right or entitlement spending to his left. He convened a deficit commission in order to throw it in the trash. If I were Alan Simpson or Erskine Bowles, I’d feel duped. And they were duped. All of us who took Obama’s pitch as fiscally responsible were duped.”
Yes, you dupe, you were duped.