Friday, November 21, 2008
Emanuel: a crisis is a terrible thing to waste
Rahm Emanuel (Obama's chief of staff): You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. This is an opportunity. What used to be long-term problems -- be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area -- things that we had postponed for too long that were long-term are now immediate and must be dealt with. And this crisis provides the opportunity for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before.
(This is why leftists love it when America is in crisis. They can do things they can't if America is on track with a great economy, and things humming along nicely. It's all right out of the Marxist playbook)