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Another day at the zoo

If Donald’s development goal for the year is learning how to be the most callous person in the country then he has exceeded expectations.

Obamacare is dead, he says, jumping up and down with glee while simultaneously stomping on the heads of “the underserving”, whoever they are.

He still hasn’t called the families of the 4 US servicemen killed in Niger recently. He doesn’t have time, or so he says.

Puerto Rico is still experiencing a catastrophe and he’s pretty much written off 3,500,000 Americans, leaving most of them without clean water or electricity. Well, did they pay their creditors?

I don’t know, Donald, did you?

And California is hurting big time over devastating fires that have killed over 40 people but you know, that’s not a tragedy like Katrina.

Greg Sargent says Republicans are trying to hold themselves hostage over tax reform. “Give the wealthy their tax cut or we’ll shoot ourselves.” Supposedly, the uber (alles) donors have read Republican lawmakers the riot act.

Like we have a problem with that. If they manage to get voted out of office because they got primaried from the right, well, jeez, how much worse can it get??

He’s accusing the Democrats of not supporting his agenda. Yes!! That’s what we’re going to run on next year. WE didn’t support this crap. Are you kidding me? Please gift us some more.

And there is a series of YouTube videos about how Democracies Fall taken from a symposium a couple of weeks ago at Yale. The first speaker, Timur Kuran of Duke University, says what is happening here isn’t caused by globalization or the racism backlash to any significant extent. No, it’s caused by the collapse of the class compromise that we prospered under for the last 80 years due to The New Deal. It started at about the time Jimmy Carter was president. This actually sounds about right. I just wish I’d stayed awake to hear the rest of it. Worth it if you’re into cause and effect and reality based stuff.

Ayayay! No matter how apolitical you claim to be, this stuff has a way of catching up to you.

I’m outta here, Conflucians. I need some down time:

3 Responses

  1. Here is the link to an article about that Yale conference. Outlook pessimistic, be warned.


  2. WTFH!!?

  3. Every day a nightmare. RD, take a real break.

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