Gore Joins Max in Spending the Surplus

Nathan Newman nathan.newman at yale.edu
Fri Aug 25 08:28:10 PDT 2000

On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Max Sawicky wrote:

> NEWMAN!!!!

You are so easy :)

> If I was sure Gore would come thru on these, you
> would not here the word 'ralph' pass my lips.

And if Nader if elected would be any more successful in passing the programs over a GOP/conservative Dem opposition, I would be more likely to take Nader more seriously.

The New Deal and the Great Society were both passed when Dems had a massive super-majority in both houses (66 Dem Senators back in 1965 I believe), enough to over come both Pubbies and wayward conservative Dems.

But earlier in the year, the debate was about the rhetoric of spending versus the rhetoric of fiscal discipline. Gore seems to have synthesized them into a fine rhetorical combination that is at the moment flummoxing Bush.

And yeah, Bush may die the death of a thousand Leno jokes, my favorite so far being when Texas executed a man reportedly with an IQ of 68. And Leno said, you know Bush means it on the death penalty when he is out there killing his own kind.

-- Nathan Newman

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