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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Beltway rhetorical overkill
Reason's Peter Suderman and National Review's Jonah Goldberg review the verbal overreach during the just-concluded debt ceiling horror show. Suderman provides a bipartisan slamming while Goldberg emphasizes the hypocrisy of lefties who, not months ago, made strong, and now quite obviously false, empirical claims about differences between the red gang and the blue gang in the use of violent rhetoric. The nasty verbiage seems particularly inappropriate given that the final debt ceiling deal doesn't actually do much of anything.