Again, we’re positing based on suppositions. This is never a good way to talk about a device.

Agreed. So don’t do it. Idiots.

She has, for example, called for the elimination of the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, denounced the BP compensation fund for victims of the oil spill as a slush fund, and suggested that her candidacy was a mission for God.

Tea Party Choice, Sharron Angle, Scrambles in Taking on Harry Reid

It’s a strange political environment right now. Republicans are going to win a lot of elections in November, and that should mean that as a party, they get more moderate, right? It’s the same problem the Democrats suffer from now: they have a broad coalition that includes representatives and senators from conservative districts, so liberal ideas like, say, including a public option in the health care bill tend to be dead on arrival.

It seems like the opposite could be true this time. Republicans will make gains, but their caucus could very well be more conservative, not less, because there will be so many of these tea partiers around. Weird.

I don’t think anybody can know exactly what the impact of these taxes is on G.D.P. We put them through econometric models that have a very poor record forecasting recession. Conclusions based on such models must be suspect.

Alan Greenspan, who is calling for the repeal of all the Bush tax cuts