Great stuff from a friend. These are the ideas I ponder even as I acknowledge I’m part of the problem. Read more at 1xpad.com.
I enjoy politics because I enjoy process and policy. Governance. While there is truth in the now tried, true and, trite cliché: politics is showbiz for ugly people, but what’s really unattractive about politics is the ideological tribal mask one must wear to climb the totem of the multimedia mediated State.
At one point in my lifetime there were progressive Republicans, conservative Democrats, and numerous species of the two party system that split the damn difference in deference to the political issue at hand.
Let me muddle something for ya. Trump and many of his supporters are revanchist. And many in the so-called progressive resistance, they are actually the new conservatives. What both sides seem to lack is an appreciation of the republican process. An understanding of the rules. Which is why personality politics is trumping regular order legislative action, and why the executive branch often courts and sparks a…
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