Katrina: Conservative Gold
Sensible people saw Hurricane Katrina as a horrific natural and human disaster. They also saw it as an illustration of the serious drawbacks of the anti-government mentality.
But our conservative friends are not sensible people. Rick Perlstein takes a look back
at the aftermath of Katrina, when conservatives saw the disaster as a "golden opportunity" to demand everything from the suspension of wage regulations and the elimination of the capital gains tax
, to the privatization of Social Security
, to the abolition of the Public Broadcasting System
.Read the whole post
-- though you may want to cover your eyes when you get to the part where Jack Kemp mutilates the memory of Bobby Kennedy.
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