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American power politics has has been logjammed for years, stuck in pettiness, incrementalism and timidity at home and deathwish foreign policy.
The anti-intellectual bent has been driven to hitherto untold heights by dumbing down the populus for decades to the point that a Trump becomes inevitable.

People love drama... they will clap while Washington burns.

Trump's got the matches, a big can of combustible whoop-ass, and that pyro glint in his eye. And a huge crowd of flamethrowers baying behind him.

Hill's so positioning herself bang in the crossfire between millions angry at their new-found hopes for politics being peremptorily dismissed and another huge chunk hating on her from the right.

Sailing into the crossfire and scuttling her own ship.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat May 14th, 2016 at 10:06:39 AM EST

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