Here’s a letter to the Washington Post:
Dana Milbank thinks the Democrats aren’t sufficiently boastful (“Do-nothing Democrats ,” Sept. 22). He writes that “Over the past 20 months, Democrats have done a lot – too much, the opposition says. But they don’t want to talk about the achievements. The stimulus bill is unpopular; they’re not getting credit for health-care legislation, financial reforms and many other accomplishments.”
Enacting legislation is neither an “achievement” nor an “accomplishment” that, standing alone, deserves credit. To think otherwise is akin to thinking that a rain-dancer deserves credit for performing his fancy ritual even if afterward the crops continue to wilt because the drought persists.
Donald J. Boudreaux