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The 2016 Republicans won everything at every level of American politics, from state legislatures and governorships to the Congress and presidency, and then started appointing federal judges in record numbers and a couple of justices. Victory complete! Some of us said at the time, this might just be the 1976 Democrats, driven by victory to suicide. Well, it’s happening–zombie Reaganism and the epidemic have made every formerly patriotic politician a coward and law and order is either nostalgia or a cynical hustle. What now? Now we’re looking forward to elections this November… It’s not going to be easy to stop the collapse. My friend Pete Spiliakos and I get to the insanity of our elites and how and why Republicans neither want to nor know how to stop it.
Pete and I have been doing our yearly account of the corruption of our elites for years now. Here’s 2017 and 2018, as well as the one we did earlier this year. I can’t remember why we skipped 2019, but we’ve made up for it now. We’ll talk again next year. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in our criticism of the madness and ideas about what we should be doing instead:Published in