tengrain at Mock Paper Scissors references new polling that confirms the tectonic shift. The party of law and order now hates law and order. It strikes me as an ironic, but natural, mutation of a political party that has become history’s largest obstruction of justice conspiracy.
Anyone catch my President’s SOTU? I got into about 45 seconds of what seemed like dishwater before I had to switch to an ancient episode of I-know-not-what. He was doing a Trump impression of a hostage forced to read a random note. Jonathan Bernstein says that, by making the speech an hour of nothing, Trump missed an opportunity.
T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense, has some fun at our expense. Wants to know if we would prefer to pay old “Obama rates” this year. During the Obama years, most folks were not aware their taxes had been cut by Obama. Or that the deficit had been slashed. Or that the Trump cut will be replaced by a hike in a few years, except for corporations and the very wealthy. Or that folks like my friend T. Paine were once quite angry about the deficit. In fact, my friend once had a running total of the national debt on his site. Through some odd coincidence, my friend’s national debt presentation disappeared once Obama was out of office.