For the past few weeks I’ve been reading a lot of conservative blogs on my RSS reader — RedState, NRO, Ann Althouse, FrumForum, Megan McArdle. There’s a lot of noise, obviously — screaming about communism, attacks on Obama that I am not able to parse, occasional sense (most from FrumForum but also occasionally from NRO contributors), defenses of the Catholic Church, attempted jokes, etc.
But what stands out more and more is a focus on national debt. Victor David Hansen writes “In the end, there is only debt.” Bobo’s pushing it, too. Even the liberal Michael Kinsley is writing fact-free scare pieces about debt and hyperinflation.
In short, it’s the Iraq war all over again — crazy scare-mongering from the right, more tote-bag friendly from Bobo, and even the liberal New Republic…..
And just as Saddam Hussein was nurtured by the Reagan administration, the size of the national debt is largely a result of Bush era policies.