Thursday, September 15, 2016

Put not your faith in princes

Worth Reading: The Problem with Partisan Faith. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: Blind loyalty to a party or candidate is easy, and it’s damaging our politics. Update your scorecards: The Republican nominee for president supports using unemployment-insurance payments from employers to fund six weeks of paid leave for new mothers, while the Democratic nominee is declaring: “When America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum that either causes chaos or other countries or networks rush in to fill the void. So no matter how hard it gets, no matter how great the challenge, America must lead.” Donald Trump is sounding like John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton is sounding like George W. Bush. Yet few partisans are complaining loudly that their nominee has adopted positions they once considered anathema.

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