There was a Republican debate last night. Who cares?
To my surprise, I do. The Republicans are reduced to a cadre of climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers, anti-science loons, opportunistic parasites, and Trumpkins. They are irrelevant. Their only strategy for electoral victory is to be as outrageously flamboyant as possible and get votes by fueling the worst elements of society. It’s fine if the loons want to flush themselves down the toilet — it could be a way to concentrate the bad guys before purging the political process.
Sounds great…except what’s happening on the other side. The Democratic choice is now and forever going to be an apparatchik anointed by the party and advances to confront the shambling horde. This is not a way to run a democracy. It’s how you run a bureaucracy. We need change, deep structural change, but you know the Democrats aren’t going to bring it, while the Republicans are going to bring looney autocracy and theocracy.