We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That the Obama White House has taken men and women of repute and transformed them into Axelrodian snark artists long preceded Tanden’s tweet. But it caught my attention because it seemed to be the reductio ad absurdum of modern liberalism. Until, that is, Elizabeth Warren bailed her out.
Makes one wonder how he got elected in the first place, and yet, he is not alone. I shudder to think how many others reside in the House and Senate who are similarly clueless.
And they make important decisions that affect the lives of all of us.
Sadly, our nomination process has evolved to select those with gargantuan egos/cases of narcissism, along with oratory skills and charisma. Intellect and wisdom don't seem to figure much into the equation anymore.
And it is not just dems. The GOP has theirs as well.
In my darker moments I wonder how the Republic has lasted as long as it has.