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Ezra Klein on Ross Doutaht

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

Ezra Klein:

ELiberals and Barack Obama: Ross Douthat writes that "technically, [liberals] could be right" that deficit spending would accelerate job growth, but it doesn't matter because the votes don't exist for it.... I don't think it logically follows that the people who might have the right idea about how to solve the problem should stop pressuring politicians to support that idea....

Douthat's column is sort of an amused look at people who see problems and have identified steps that could possibly ameliorate those problems and are frustrated that progress has ground to a halt. But... the appropriate criticism there is not that they're too interested in the president or too bullish on government's ability to plug state budget gaps, but that they are [not] focusing on the... actual problem... a Republican Party that would prefer a grim economy and an undistinguished president going into the 2010 election and a commentariat that's more interested in talking about political problems than policy problems...

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