Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lack Of Consequences

 Senator Jeff Flake admits that holding up Merrick Garland's nomination is bullshit.  Of course, we all know that it's bullshit.  We have known that it was bullshit since the moment Mitch McConnell announced that it was going to happen.

The GOP Senate is not doing the job that it was elected to do.  And there is a non-negligible chance that many of these people who are not doing their job will get another 6 years to not do their job.  In Chait's interview with Obama, the President notes that the single biggest problem we have in a broken Congress.  The old wheeling and dealing is dead, because the internal politics of the GOP killed it.

And they won't suffer for breaking it, because we are a profoundly stupid country when it comes to our politics.

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