The Gloater in Chief

Yesterday I watched the President of the United States once again disgrace his office with a partisan speech disguised as a news conference, attacking the Republican Party even as his minions are negotiating with it.  Supposedly, some of the issues have been resolved---badly in my view--- but that is not my point in this note.  Every progressive voice, every elected official, every pundit, every faux journalist has adopted this arrogant tone. "Elections have consequences", they crow. That's right. Even with less than 51% of the popular vote, their opinion on every issue is deemed to be part of a mandate. The opposition should stand down, make it unanimous.  The voices of sixty million naysayers should be permanently silenced. There used to be a tradition of sportsmanship in America. That is long dead. You don't just want to win a football game. You want to crush your opponent. "It is not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game" has been replaced by "A good...(Read Full Post)