There exist many outrages for which both major parties deserve our opprobrium. Financial deregulation, trade agreements penned by corporate lobbyists that have helped hollow out the middle class, deficit hysteria and nonsense about the dangers of “entitlements,” the excesses of the so-called “war on terror” and the cruel futility of the war on drugs – all of these things can rightly be laid at the feet of both parties.
But contrary to the views of Fred Hiatt or Bill Keller or
1,000 other wounded “centrists” desperate to see liberals trade away
what little economic security Americans still have for a few more
dollars in tax revenues, nothing anyone says or does is going to change
the rational, anti-democratic political calculus of the House