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  •  I disagree with him vehemently. He forgets about (14+ / 0-)

    the role of the GI Bill, VA and FHA loans.  Millions went to college in the late forties and fifties on the GI bill and vast swaths of new middle class housing erupted in and around our cities because of VA and FHA loans.  Douthat doesn't know crap about our history or economics.  Don't give him credit for his facile lies.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:10:56 AM PST

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    •  I think that some of them are less willful liars (1+ / 0-)
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      than sad and delusional deniers of reality, subscribing to a worldview that while based on lies or illusions, seems real enough to them to believe in. They have grown up in it and are terrified of having it torn down. They are in certain ways like members of the antebellum southern aristocracy, living in an internally cohesive fantasy world based on lies and exploitation. Not many people have the moral courage or brain power to overcome that. They're stuck in their fantasies.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:50:20 AM PST

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