21st century politics does not mean the Federal Government has entered a new, high-tech era of responsiveness, transparency, and accountability. Just the opposite is true. It means our sprawling bureaucracy’s inability to keep up with the times will become more glaring.
America’s self-proclaimed champion1 just made an announcement that the media seemed to think was news. I can’t imagine why. Of course Hillary Clinton is going to change America by pandering to the very lowest level of society, people who aren’t citizens and can’t legally vote for her but have family and friends who will.
Rubio is wrong. The problem is not that we don’t have the right people running America. The problem is that the people pulling the strings hold us hostage to politics. No matter who wins the presidency next year, if that person is savvy enough to pull off an election victory then they also know they will have to play the same game that every president plays.
Who plans to grow up to be an everyday, average American? This country has always looked down on average, or at least we did until the word stopped meaning what it sounds like. That’s because politicians lowered the bar on average so they can claim that more Americans need help.
Presidential candidates should campaign with paper bags over their heads. When the election is over the winner can pull the bag off so we can see who we voted for. Why? To stop voters from casting ballots because of hype and overblown expectations.
While we watched a tired list of familiar Republican faces at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Democrats were busy advancing their 2016 election strategy. Conservatives quaking in their boots over the possibility of another Clinton presidency are talking big and vowing reforms we have heard about before that never seem to happen.
We just witnessed a pivotal moment of revenge in our democracy, a mass withdrawal of the consent of the governed. Don’t confuse Tuesday’s rout with what happened in 2010. This wasn’t about lapping up a conservative agenda. There was no Pledge to America this time.