Friday, October 25, 2019

Imagine How Angry This Blog Would Be If I Still Cared

Long-time readers will remember that this blog was much more political in the Aughts and the early Tens than it is now. I don't think I've written even once about this impeachment process we've got going on. (A Random Stranger on Trump's impeachment: we've known since Andrew Johnson that you can't impeach just because you don't like a dude.) So what's the deal?

For two different reasons, I've given up on politics. The first is that politicians are all uniformly terrible now. I'm not going to tell you "they're all the same," because they are idiosyncratically terrible, but they are uniformly terrible. Would things be any different with Hillary Clinton than they are now with Donald Trump? Yes, but they'd be just as bad. And next year, when the choice is between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren, we'll be in exactly the same position.

I like Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, as people. But there's no way the Democrat establishment will allow either of them to win the nomination. And I still haven't answered for myself whether I can support a politician with a campaign platform calling for the widest possible access to baby murder, but I suspect the answer is no.

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