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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

The Speech, Powerline Blog, Jan. 20th, 2009.

The speech was classic Obama -- the kind of fine-sounding, frivolous fare in which the idea that we face specific trade-offs is dismissed as cynicism, even as we're told in the most general way of the need for sacrifice and to make tough choices. The debates in which serious people on both sides of the political spectrum have engaged for decades were dismissed as "childish," as if there exists some magic synthesis that everyone up until now has missed. Today, the contours of this grand synthesis went once again unstated.



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