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.