…that conservatives don’t have to face reality, they can just invent their own? DeLong writes about one delusional tax ‘plan’ (italics mine):
There is a serious issue here: When one does policy evaluation of the proposals of an administration, does one evaluate the effects of the policies that the administration has proposed? Or does one evaluate the effects of the policies that the administration has proposed plus policies that the administration has not proposed, shows no inclination to propose, but that one wishes it would propose?
I think the italicized part explains how so many have fallen for the Bushist policies, both domestic and foreign: willful projection of what you want to happen–as opposed to what will happen onto the figure of George Bush. Suckas.