32 years, that’s quite something


The post-Reagan bipartisan consensus of soft-left passivity and decline, as the Bushes and Clintons passed the great offices back and forth, is over. (For 32 years, 1981-2013, a Bush or Clinton was president, vice-president, or secretary of state.) The United States is now in a political contest between the Democratic atomizers who inflame and pander to every conceivable group of aggrieved people, and the Trump movement that rallies everyone to the flag through full employment, reducing the taxes of 83 per cent of taxpayers, ending illegal immigration, being cautious over unproved claims about climate change while protecting the environment, reviving the promotion of nuclear non-proliferation, where predecessors and allies had surrendered to Iran and North Korea, and in finally standing up to China, where even the Democrats and all China’s neighbours except Russia and North Korea support Trump. Why doesn’t anyone in the media of this country, except in the National Post, get it?

Because he’s a Capital T, don’t you understand? Meh.

2 Responses to “32 years, that’s quite something”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    I have always marveled at the fact that name recognition can make a political career.

    Speaks volumes on the general IQ of the electorate.

  2. Bob Risko Says:

    Reading the Internet news on my phone while riding the bus the other day, I came across this ABC headline: “Summer of 2018 hottest ever on earth.” Now, simple common sense says that, without reliable measuring instruments (i.e., accurate thermometers) placed across the globe over thousands — millions, really — of years, it’s impossible to know that. So what’s going on here? Does this silliness about out-of-control warming suit people’s simple prejudices? Does it meet their need for doomsday scenarios? Or does our educational system no longer school them in rational thought, logical argument, healthy skepticism, common sense, and — perhaps most important of all — evidence? Bingo — I think we’ve got something with that last one…

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