Speaking of Epistemic Closure

Following up on my previous note about the alleged epistemic closure on the right, I have a simple observation to make.  The left is currently angry at Obama.  They think he either lied to them or has been co-opted by Washington.  The reasons for their heartburn include:

  • Allowing a two year extension of the Bush tax cuts
  • Continuing the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Continuing many of the Bush national security policies
  • Gitmo still being open

Apparently, the left is unwilling to consider the possibility that their preferred policies don’t actually work in the real world.  Can you say epistemic closure?

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