State of the Discussion

+ From early on, Trump gave his adversaries abundant excuses to declare him illegitimate, or illegitimate as far as their principles were concerned. To skip ahead [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Only the retrospective knowledge that Trump, against every establishment anticipation, won the election lends the idea that Hillary Clinton ought to have refused to participate [. . .]
+ I'd go much further than perhaps you might expect in supporting your criticism of the Democrats here, or crucial aspects of it. There's no reason [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ If we view the character of the US government to be of, by, and for the people rather than of, by, and for the acres, [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ DONNIE TRUMPO HAS INVOKED A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND HE’S WIPING HIS ASS WITH OUR MOST SACRED DOCUMENT THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME I HAVE EXPLICITLY TOLD [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Additionally: What matters most to Republicans, or in politics as in many other matters to the "white working class," may be whether they believe or [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Mr. McKenzie - there's no timer til the next break for a commercial, so no point at all in selectively quoting a text that's right [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ A framed map depicting the 2016 popular vote distribution, which roughly replicated the current US population distribution by density if you color-coded low density in [. . .]
bob
+ Wade you raise a lot of good points pointing to the frequent political dynamic of not only both the R's and D's, but pols everywhere [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Quinnipiac finds: “By a 54 – 38 percent margin, American voters want the Democratic Party to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ they have no choice or interest-calculus other than to continue as they have been until someone or -thing compels them to stop. Yes--and we've yet to [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ It occurs to me that, in my preceding comment, I said that the Democrats "lost the Senate to boot" in last year's election. I'd like [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Or there's a sunk costs syndrome going on as well. They gave in to what became the Tea Party, beginning at latest with the failure [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Bob, I really can't help but marvel at the stated assumption of your comment: namely, that the Republican control of the Presidency and Congress is [. . .]
bob
+ P Ryan's first assessment of the AHCA's chances of passage, something like "this is our only shot" seems to express a greater anxiety that they [. . .]
bob

For what its worth, the Guardian has a long read on Accelerationism that's covers a lot territory.

bob
+ Wade, your last paragraph is crucial to your argument. Certainly it expresses economically the source of the weight of a country's foreign policy, and [. . .]
+ Not sure where you got the idea that I ever wrote “[President Trump] doesn’t know what he’s doing!!!!!!" - bob's idea for a possible rallying [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ The conversation that you and Bob were having at the time that I wrote my comment had everything to do with the recent missile strike [. . .]
+ The depiction of Obama's actions and omissions in 2013, and of the criticisms made, is far more complicated than the notion that his decision against [. . .]
bob
+ Yes you and many of us have been alarmed for some time, and said so many times, and with considerable force and insight. What [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ President Obama articulated a doctrine of sorts regarding U.S. policy vis a vis the Syrian civil war, which more or less stated that the U.S. [. . .]
+ I'been in a state of alarm ever since he started winning R primaries, for a time allayed (mis-allayed?) by my mistaken trust in the remnant [. . .]
bob
+ As usual, JG writes a well written thoughtful piece that helps one to better understand events. Since Trump incomprehensively provided Assad with a atta [. . .]