Yet another article in Pravda on the Potomac makes an unintentional funny.
It was in an article hyping a grudge match between the Governor of New Jersey and the Governor of Maryland (caution Politico link):
The two also have matching black marks on their records: O’Malley has a history of raising taxes, while New Jersey saw its bond rating downgraded under Christie’s watch.
Only in Pravda DC would balancing your budget using both cuts and taxes be considered a “black mark”. The article fails to mention that Maryland under O’Malley has the highest bond rating possible and that it has been done without attacking the middle class and workers. O’Malley has a record of real success and has twice been overwhelmingly elected, including last November. His job approval numbers are at 58% while the overly hyped windbag from Jersey rarely bounces above the 50% mark and his favorables have never crossed the half-way point.
The article notes that O’Malley has called Christie out on the wingnutter’s “all-talk-no-results-and-yet-overly-hyped” record:
“His style of leadership — the bombast and blaming public employees for our economic challenges as a country — are not the qualities of leadership that move a state or move a country forward,” O’Malley said in an interview with POLITICO. “He tries to make believe that he’s the only guy in America that balances a budget. Every governor in America balances a budget.”
But then most of the article is an over the top effort to defend their latest Galtian “it” boy. Pravda avoids any review of facts, the results of Christie’s actions and his failings. It is enough that he is loud, rude and also, too yells about working people being greedy little bastards.
In New Jersey there is a lot of smoke, mirrors and trash talk–but the results are more debt, a lower bond rating, a shrinking middle class, pain for the poor and passing larger problems to the next generation. This is a model that never solves any problems but it is preferred by our Galtian overlords and so Pravda DC is compelled to promote it.
I’m fortunate to live in Maryland where the budget crisis is being faced without attacking the middle class and without sacrificing the future. That Pravda DC considers balancing a budget through shared sacrifice–and without gratuitous attacks on workers, the middle class and the poor–a black mark is funny in a tragic sort of way.