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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Pain Of Being Right

My Facebook feed was clogged this morning with video snippets of Betsy DeVos showing her ignorance under questioning in the Senate.  She does not know basic tenets of education.  She holds ideas about accountability that are genuinely frightening. She has no experience in managing large organizations.  She's a shitshow.

Of course, most of these nominees are proving to be shitshows.  When Trump began announcing his picks, I thought, "Well, this will be a shitshow."  And now we are having hearings that are pretty much Shitshow 2.0.

But there are voices from the Sensible Center and the Thoughtful Right saying, "Give him a chance.  Let's see what he will do before we condemn the Trump presidency."

No.  We predicted it would be awful.  So far everything we have learned since election day has confirmed that it is awful.  It will continue to be awful after Friday.

Liberals aren't always right.  That would be arrogant in the extreme.  But holy crap are they right a lot more often than the bloviating ideologues of the right.

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