Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:04 am

Why things are so effed up


I keep hearing that there are Republicans out there whom we should take seriously because they believe in “good government.” I call bullshit. Here’s a very simple test. Name me one current, or even recent past, Republican holder of federal office who 1) deals in facts, 2) believes policy should comport with science and research, 3) believes in the equal-protection clause of the 14th Amendment, and 4) consistently acts and votes in accordance with these points.

That’s a goddamned low bar. That’s barely above “needs drool wiped from mouth.” And yet I cannot come up with a single name. Not Lisa Murkowski. Not Susan Collins. Not John Kasich, when he held federal office. Not Jeff Flake or Ben Sasse. I’m even gonna disinter and dust off John McCain long enough to say not him, either.

Here in North Carolina, the same is true of Republican state officeholders.

Now, are you still wondering why things are so effed up? Because there’s your answer.

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1 Comment

  1. The notion that any policy could possibly be a positive force in American life is completely unthinkable in the modern GOP. They are so reflectively anti-government, that the only option consistent with their rhetoric is to dismantle any given policy that comes up.

    Comment by danielwalldammit — Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:26 pm @ 4:26 pm


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