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Fukuyama for Obama
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, October 30, 2008

Francis Fukuyama has endorsed Obama for a very "simple" reason - he's not Bush or a Republican.

Er, okay.

But then he gives us this:
America has been living in a dream world for the past few years, losing its basic values of thrift and prudence and living far beyond its means, even as it has lectured the rest of the world to follow its model. At a time when the U.S. government has just nationalized a good part of the banking sector, we need to rethink a lot of the Reaganite verities of the past generation regarding taxes and regulation. Important as they were back in the 1980s and ’90s, they just won’t cut it for the period we are now entering. Obama is much better positioned to reinvent the American model and will certainly present a very different and more positive face of America to the rest of the world.
A man who has promised 4.3 trillion in new, and what will have to be deficit spending, will restore the "basic values of thrift and prudence" and not have us "living far beyond our means?"

A man who wants to nationalize the health care industry, punish achievers, 'spread the wealth', tax corporations into moving themselves and their jobs elsewhere, and pursue economy killing "global warming" taxes is "better positioned
to reinvent the American model?"

Tell me again why we should take anything Francis "the end of history" Fukuyama ever says seriously?
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Francis Fukuyama has endorsed Obama for a very "simple" reason - he’s not Bush or a Republican.
Was there ever any doubt that’s the way the vaccum between his ears would lead him?

Was there ever any care?
Written By: Bithead
Francis Fukuyama can be described by a phrase that Thomas Sowell used (about John McCain, as it happens) in a video available today at NRO: he’s a man who has a "versatility of convictions" (Sowell credits Thorsten Veblen for the term).

Sowell also compared Barack Obama to a college sophomore who thinks that he can run the world even though he has never actually done anything. That might explain Obama’s appeal to Fukuyama, who imagined the "End of History" in a quasi-famous book of that title.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
You sure loved the guy when he was out hawking your war.
Written By: TomD
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That last question was RACIST. Or so I hear.
Written By: physics geek
So the government just nationalized a good part of the banking industry, and that means we should "rethink some of the Reagan verities of taxes and regulation" (tran: more State, less liberty) and elect a socialist* president. Can someone explain the logic behind that?

(*Oh, I’m sorry, that was racist of me: not a socialist, but a red-diaper baby who was very influenced and friendly with known socialists and communists all his adult life, was a member of the left-wing New Party and a long-time member of a church that preached a kind of Cliff’s Notes version of DAS KAPITAL, and who talks about "spreading the wealth. " You know, whatever you call that kind of person.Certainly not a socialist)
Written By: Bilwick
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Walks like a duck, talks like a duck... but it’s not a Republican! VOTE FOR HIM YAY!

Written By: Peter Bjrn Perls
Fukuyama has ensured his fame by being as wrong as the guy who wanted to close the Patent Office because everything had already been invented. Love the guy? I don’t even respect the guy.

Nor Mr Bush. However, I voted for Bush twice, and I’d do it again. I’m not thrilled about McCain either, but he gets my vote. Adults know you don’t get everything you want.

It’s a universe of two choices, and you get one, vote or not. The fiscally conservative, limited government guy isn’t running. Reagan is as close as it got in my lifetime. McCain is as close as it gets this time, and that is not very close at all.

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You sure loved the guy when he was out hawking your war.
When did McQ do that?
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