The last great night for Republicans was election night 2016 when Donald Trump scored a huge upset over Hillary Clinton.
Somewhere back there, the political contest quietly shifted from Democrats vs. Republicans to Elites vs. the Folks. It’s almost as if new political parties got formed.
For as much as civility is a nominal good thing, of what use is it if it’s not reciprocal?
So, there it was, on the same night. Rocking, pulsating, electric energy in Milwaukee. Sleepy, predictable leftist policy pabulum in Des Moines.
By any objective analysis, as compared to historical norms, Democrats significantly underperformed Tuesday.
Suddenly the Elites of both Left and Right find themselves totally naked and exposed.
The Yankees of 1978 won the pennant by winning on the margins. Similar success on the margins by Republicans should scare the hell out of Democrats.
For reasons that are becoming harder to understand with each passing week, the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress can’t bring themselves to act like the majority.
All of the apologies for Obamacare notwithstanding, Obamacare at its core is little other than a welfare program.
I’m thankful for Rolling Stone for making the never-ending task of coming up with material for these commentaries unbelievably easy.
If journalism were functioning in America, the reporting would go beyond the ‘gotcha’ politics of the moment and would drill down into the actual substance of what separates the parties.
You will not hear anyone in the mainstream media say that making a policy demand as government funding is about to run out is a perfectly legitimate prerogative of elected legislators.