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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, July 19, 2017

Mitch Slapped

Adam Jentleson (No, I don't know who he is either) has a tweetstorm about Mitch McConnell.  Basically, Mitch McConnell broke the Senate and neutered individual GOP Senators in order to create a lockstep caucus so that they could win control of the Senate.  Then they could "do anything."
Now, the American Shitburger Act has demonstrated that the same levers that McConnell used to stymie Democrats and break the Senate are used against him.  Is there a more conservative friendly version of ACA possible?  Maybe, but that would require working with Democrats and listening to moderates.  That's not remotely possible.

Meanwhile, McConnell has always been a loathsome human being.  There is something uniquely repulsive about the man.  If he is not going to give his caucus victories, then what - exactly - is his usefulness?

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