Cato’s Cringe

Posted: January 12, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

The Kakistocracy

I was initially disappointed to have been unable able to watch the attorney general confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions today. I think of the senator from Alabama as a sort of noble anachronism: a white politician with reservations about betraying his constituents. And so with fondness due such a quaint figure, I had some romantic hopes he would navigate today’s play with his dignity still attached.

But realpolitik isn’t a harlequin novel, and the senator seems to have properly abased himself according to contemporary custom. Based solely on written reporting, a liberal could find much solace in believing Mr. Sessions has come around to a broad range of palatable opinions–even as one might remain suspicious of his true zeal. Though taking his assertions as offered, we learned that…

🚮 Allegations of racism have been painful, very very painful. Every conservative seems compelled to such feigned expressions of anguish at this…

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