May 16, 2005


Room at the Top (LA Times, May 16, 2005)

In the 1980s President Reagan suggested, rather absurdly, that a Sandinista-ruled Nicaragua posed a serious security threat to the mighty United States. Equally absurdly, unions and their surrogates in Congress now would like us all to believe that six small, poor Central American and Caribbean countries threaten our way of life — this time not because they embrace socialism but because they want to enter into a free-trade agreement.

Isn't the real story here that the Editorialist has gone from supporting Communism in at least Central America in the '80s to supporting free markets in the '00s?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 16, 2005 12:30 PM

This was in the LA Times? wow

Posted by: AWW at May 16, 2005 12:51 PM

Yes, but they'll still give a shout out to Hugo Chavez and the boys down in Venezuela the first opportunity they get to slam the U.S. for interfering in South American politics.

Posted by: John at May 16, 2005 3:35 PM

This is an example of the crack that kills the Democrats. When push comes to shove, the chattering classes don't give a hoot about American workers, while at the same time demanding that those workers support every trendnoid nostrum that springs from their pointy heads. And then they don't understand why they can't get elected in Kansas.

Posted by: bart at May 17, 2005 7:20 AM