For John, BLUF: If the US goes "Socialist" in 2020, will fly over country be our Vendée? Or will It be the Central Valley of California? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Obama kick-started a cycle that moves ever farther left — even he now seems passé.
From National Review, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, 16 April 2019.
Here are the last two paragraphs:
What we are seeing in the Democratic party’s movement to the hard left is not the beginning but the end of a long march. Socialists and progressives believe that control of the Congress, the presidency, and courts is the final missing tessera from their already expansive socialist mosaic.If the Democrats continue along the current path (that is, the Pelosis and Clinton's are not able to wrestle back control) the 2020 will be a big roll of the dice and if they lose it will be serious rebuilding time. The will be looking for a new Bill Clinton (and I don't mean Hillary).
They believe that the future is theirs. They no longer need to apologize for pushing government-sanctioned redistribution. And with an administrative state that nearly pulled off a coup in the past two years, with 21 trillion dollars in national debt and the courts as de facto progressive legislators, and with an open 2,000-mile border, they may well be right.
"Nearly pulled off a coup in the past two years." I wonder to what that refers?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff