In trying to explain why our political paralysis seems to have gotten so much worse over the past year, analysts have rounded up a plausible collection of reasons including: President Obama’s tactical missteps, the obstinacy of congressional Republicans, rising partisanship in Washington, the blustering idiocracy of the cable-news stations, and the Senate filibuster, which has devolved into a super-majority threshold for any important legislation. These are all large factors, to be sure, but that list neglects what may be the biggest culprit in our current predicament: the childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large.
What? No. Jacob Weisberg doesn’t want to move. He just wants all of you to move. And approximately 90% of the population of the United States, apparently.
PS: If you’re scratching your head about what was so bad about this article, do me a favor? Tell everybody about it, and mention your political affiliation in the process. Can you do that? You can? Great! Thanks a bunch.
PPS: H/T Hot Air Headlines, by the way. Sorry: the firstborn suddenly decided to engage in antics.