Are the Democrats STUPID?
Stephan Kinsella posted an intriguing piece on the LewRockwell.com blog a few days back.
"I am amazed at the left's stupidity," he writes. "Why they need to anchor their image to the vapid Hollywood and libertine types is beyond me. Their basic thrust should be some kind of mildly populist, redistributionist, soft-socialist but culturally conservative platform. The Democrats could slough off the unnecessary negatives, and win big, by adopting something along the following..."
Kinsella then goes on to list six points, which include a form of universal health care (with medical vouchers) and Social Security reform.
"Not that these would be good things," concludes libertarian Kinsella, "but they could help them get more votes."
Actually, much of what Kinsella suggests tongue-in-cheek for the Dems sounds like the platform the Republicans are already creating for themselves.