With the meteoric transit of Anthony Scaramucci — into the Trump Administration and then, in an eye-blink, out of it — I have never been more convinced of the vital importance of state and local activism.
Yes, it’s been a chaotic week in Trumptown. The new White House Director of Communications vulgarly communicated himself into administrative excommunication. So to speak.
Everybody’s heard the vulgarisms; we’ve all processed the insanity. It looks like Mr. Scaramucci is one of those professionals who think everybody else is an idiot, and in so thinking it, proves himself to be what he himself despises. @#$%&?!
The man nicknamed “The Mooch” screwed the pooch, as we now say, and we can all shake our heads and . . .
What is the lesson?
We have long known the worst: our national politics is broken. It has been for a very long time. Is it possible we never recovered from the LBJ and Tricky Dick fiascos of my childhood? The parties have become more ideological and less regional, while the regions have become . . . less rational. The only word seems to be . . .
The press reacts to the president’s tweets, and the president tweets in response to media reaction.
Progressives hate progress; conservatives conserve nothing.
“Reactionary” is the apt word, despite all the term’s past Marxist associations, because no one seems able to think forward, independent of partisan oppositionalism.
Don’t drive yourself crazy with this. Look homeward; think locally, act locally, and let’s build on a solid foundation.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.