Monday, January 2, 2017

Democracy, as long as my things are insured

Mr. Dionne writes an opinion piece on something called democracy.  Whatever he is talking about, it took him until the second paragraph to identify that his particular goodie is essential. 
The most important political task of 2017 transcends the normal run of issues and controversies. Our greatest obligation will be to defend democracy itself, along with republican norms for governing and the openness that free societies require.To say this is not alarmist. Nor is it to deny the importance of other issues. Preserving the gains in health insurance coverage achieved by the Affordable Care Act should be a high priority. So should preventing a shredding of the social safety net and stopping budget-busting tax cuts for the best-off Americans.But even these vital matters are secondary to preventing a rollback of democratic values and a weakening of the institutions of self-rule, at home and around the world.

My title is more correct, this is nothing about democracy or republicanism, in fact this guy cannot distinguish.  This was about preserving some federal program he likes.
My title converts this story from fake news to real news. 

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