Friday, April 11, 2014

The wisdom of Kevin Phillips

“The Democratic Party
           is history’s second-most enthusiastic capitalist party.”

Kevin Phillips (b. 1940)
American writer on politics, economics and history

Naahhh, that can’t be right.

Wait a minute….



And then I thought of this sadly hoary gem:

“There is not a dime’s worth of difference
 between the
 Democrat and Republican parties.”
Alabama Gov. George Wallace, presidential candidate in 1968

Now, I’m not in the habit of quoting the late segregationist governor with approval or even respect, but he did say this one thing that makes at least a little bit of sense, at least on the national level. On too many issues, too many Republicans and Democrats see too much common not dealing with global climate change, not tackling sensible gun control, ignoring the need to deal with future Social Security shortfalls, you know the kind of thing I’m talking about….

1 comment:

  1. He also said "underworked self important pointy-headed intellectuals" ....just saying