It’s About Politics

I am sure many of you have seen this.  Chuck Schumer in 2007 was not happy about the possibility of George W. Bush getting a third judge to the Supreme Court during his tenure as POTUS.

This is why many Americans are sick of politics.  The hypocrisy of it all.  Everyone’s hands are dirty.  And we wonder why Trump is so popular.

By the way, Schumer complains here about John Roberts.  I wonder if he felt the same way after Roberts voted for the constitutionality of Obamacare.

2 thoughts on “It’s About Politics

  1. It seems “people” are only “sick” of politics when the Democrats are getting the brown end of the stick.

    Actually, Trump [and Cruz] supporters are angry that the GOP didn’t play politics harder back when the Dems exploited reconciliation with a last-minute, midnight deal on Obamacare, and as President Obama refuses to enforce immigration laws.

    As for Bernie supporters, they want more politics, not less, since that’s the only way to further achieve redistributionist ends. [The same is true of those who voted for “hope” and “change.”]

    As for Hillary supporters, their tolerance for “hypocrisy” is clearly beyond measure.


  2. I would add that it is also why people are drawn to Sanders.

    I don’t know how those who are right of center see Sanders, but many of us who are left of center politically see him as someone who consistently tries to rise above the partisan political effluence that is so common in D.C. and state capitols everywhere.

    Sanders would have had a much easier time in his political career if he had just joined the Democratic Party and towed the line. But he didn’t. It was only recently (in the last few cycles) that Dems in Vermont stopped running people against him. He and Dean (for example) were certainly not seen at political allies in the Vermont, which can be born out by the fact that Howard Dean (unlike he brother who now runs DFA and has endorsed Sanders) has endorsed and stumped for Hillary when his policy ideas are much more in line with Sanders than the Clintons.

    As a rule, I think that people are tired of business as usual. Granted, I might be in a bit of an echo chamber, but when I see people in their 20s and early 30s posting about the intricacies of apportionment, redistricting, campaign finance, etc, I think it can be an indication that a realignment is coming. We are looking for solutions to real problems, not platitudes and nostalgia about and for the past. (And for the record, I think this applies to younger voters no matter where on the political spectrum they fall, for the most part).

    Just my two cents.


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