You know Norm, it’s why I try to get people to open their minds before the primaries. It is amazing the number of people who go “all/in”, before they know tenet one, of the candidate’s policies.
They hear populist sound-bites, and they confuse that with policy. “Why this sounds so good. They must have sound policies!” Well no, that’s not guaranteed at all.
I’m going round and round with someone on this issue right now.
Remember when John McCain said he wasn’t for amnesty. Sure enough the McCain/Kennedy bill had amnesty, for all intents and purposes, in it.
Some candidates flat ass lie. They’ll deny it until hell freezes over, bu they do.
We really need to stop playing along with the populist game plan.
And it’s so easy to do. But few want to. That’s the core problem. People are fine with lesser evil if it means they put no effort/skin in the game. As soon as they realize there is risk involved with principle, the can is kicked, excuses made and ‘offense’ is taken if you question their conservatism.
Which is why s call it Cheshire conservatism. An apt description since it pops into view when safe to do so and vanishes when it’s not.
We are on the road to ‘Road Warrior”.