Saturday, November 9, 2013

Why Has The Media Declared Chris Christie A Pragmatist and Bill de Blasio A Radical?

Robert Reich raises this question and provides his answer.  Compared to the Tea Party faction in the GOP Christie is welcomed as a moderate pragmatist.  On the other hand his record as the Governor of New Jersey is very conservative.  Christie is only a pragmatist relative to the Tea Partiers in the GOP.  Bill de Balsio, who was recently elected Mayor of NYC, ran on a traditional Democratic platform of progressive taxes which will be used to improve the education system.  The media refers to him as a left wing radical only because he supports programs which have been generally abandoned by the drift of the Democratic Party toward the right-center position that used to be occupied by the old GOP.

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