Bill Galston is an extremely bright man. I’ve met him and I was impressed. Though I generally disagree with his perspective I think he is a highly skilled political scientist. This op-ed in the Wall Street Journal offers an interesting take on the Tea Party from an establishment “Left” perspective.
I think the article pretty accurately reflects a growing sentiment. Young Dems are inclined to remain Democrats. The Democrats will likely remain the “statist” party. Those who generally want more government, believe in the collectivist ideal, are for increased centralization, and believe the only way to deal with environmental issues is through federal regulation are unlikely to leave the warm embrace of the Democratic Party anytime soon. It’s a union mentality.
All we will say on this is that the endorsement by Paul is interesting. Robert Sarvis is the Libertarian Party candidate and is polling in the 10-12% range among Virginia voters. An historically high level. That Paul still endorsed the GOP candidate is, as we said, interesting and important. But it is also important that Sarvis is polling at 10%.
13%-18% of the government is “shut down.” Now we move to the debt ceiling debate – again. Former OMB Director David Stockman gives his take.
Politics in America has just become too polarized. This is terrible.
Well it looks like the Zimmerman fit the country had (on both sides) is subsiding, and surprise surprise the IRS scandal still lingers, indeed appears to be growing. The IRS chief council William Wilkins, a direct Obama appointee and a big time political donor (mostly Democrat), has been implicated.
Well, then this should stop it then right?
What is truly amazing though is that a sizable minority is still OK with the NSA spying on innocent civilians. Thankfully they are in the minority. Let’s hope that with time this group becomes smaller and smaller.
Rand can’t be president because he isn’t tall enough. That makes sense.
But she does support Chris Christie, Obama’s Republican BFF.
Short is terrible. Obese and unhealthy is OK I guess.
From Reason.com and we could not agree more. For the GOP, if they want to win, this is the way forward. There is no other choice.