Archive for February 9th, 2013
So we in Delaware missed out on Blizzard Nemo. Oh well. I didn’t feel like shoveling today anyway.
Lt. Gov. Matt Denn on WHYY talking about preventing teen suicides.
We also have Governor Markell’s weekly message, President Obama’s weekly address, and the West Wing Week inside…
Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky in 2016. Kentucky. Delaware is the 5th most liberal state in the nation. The hunting state of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly wants gun control, and they hate, and I mean HATE, their Republican Governor. Americans like President Obama’s immigration plan. PBS is the nation’s most trusted network. And Iowa would really like a Democrat as their next Senator.
Consider, for a second, the possibility that our sober, “bi-partisan” politicians and various media boosters of “centrist” politics aren’t interested in finding solutions to our problems. Imagine that the people seeking “the middle” are motivated to do just enough to keep getting re-elected and keep the money spigot open – with no thought for the long and short term outcomes.
If you’ve entertained these dark thoughts, here is a longer think piece for your Saturday morning ruminations. The premise is that democracy is broken. There’s “a hidden failure mode, we’ve landed in it, and we probably won’t be able to vote ourselves out of it.”