Well, got some bad news for you – the Progressives believe our Constitution has failed – as you might suspect, it has failed because it prevents the people of Los Angeles and New York telling everyone else how to live. Our Progressives live for the day when the United State is a unitary State where all decisions are made at the center – the grand and glorious day when no local community will be able to opt out of what their wise, all-seeing, Progressive leaders know what’s best for them.
Some Progressives are upset that Hillary didn’t publicly embrace the plan to subvert the Electoral College. The theory here is that if Hillary had got out in front on this, then a cascade of Democrat Electors voting for Romney or Kasich would have convinced the GOP Electors to follow suit, thus preventing that horror of all horrors, the election of Donald Trump. This only works if one thinks that Trump is the personification of all evil. I think our Progressives have constructed yet another one of their fantasy-land ideas here – after being force-fed “Trump is Hitler” by the overall Progressive Establishment, our Progressives are of the view that everyone believes Trump is Hitler and that only Russian hacking got Trump above 270 and, so, plenty of GOPers were just waiting for their chance to turn on him and only needed permission from Hillary to do so. Yes, this is mind-bogglingly stupid…but it’s no more stupid than the basic premise that Trump is Hitler.
Obama says he wants to help build the Democrat party. We wish him as much success in this effort as he’s had the past 8 years.
Paul Krugman is simply not taking this Trump thing very well.
Michael Barone tends to be smarter than anyone else about politics – so, read this.
All through the campaign, people were trashing Priebus – blaming him for Trump and the GOP’s coming defeat. I always asked just what Preibus was supposed to have done to “stop” Trump. Other than rigging the primary as the DNC did for Hillary, there was nothing Priebus could have done. At all events, Trump won – and now as Trump’s Chief of Staff, Priebus is rather on the rise. Wonder how his detractors are taking that?
Public pensions are a mess – and a potential financial crash in the making. Mostly this is because public pensions work on the assumption that everything is peachy. That might be changing – and, of course, some people are critical of the change because, well, it is a real problem requiring painful solution and that sort of thing doesn’t help you get re-elected on a promise of ever more lavish pensions for government employees.
Kurt Schlichter gives us an overview of the bullet we dodged.