February 05, 2004

Kerry Suck Up Watch (Cont.)

"And as to why I think Kerry could beat Bush this fall, I suppose it's because Kerry is a national capitalist, who favors a role for government in boosting the domestic economy, while Bush is a crony capitalist who wants only to privilege the privileged. It's not that Kerry and the Democrats are reverting to an ancient politics. It's that plutocracy breeds populism, and under Bush, plutocracy is what we got."

Harold Meyerson in the Washington Post.

By the way, what is a "national capitalist"?

Sure, compared to this level of spending, Kerry might prime the fiscal pump re: domestic spending more than Bush (though note that Bush has increased spending on education).

But does any of this make him a crony capitalist?

And doesn't plutocracy mean government by the wealthy?

Call me nitpicky, but wouldn't such a description better suit a government headed by Kerry ?

Posted by Gregory at February 5, 2004 09:12 PM
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