says that Conservatives now with a solid majority and a play-along president should "stop pandering to moderates." One wonders, though—screw this, I
wonder, can a decades-long anti-progressive hegemony really come to pass now that we are all reflectively, agonizingly aware of the historic moment? Does shit like this happen if you know
it's going to happen? Did people notice what was going on with the New Deal?
Granted, it's probably not even entirely accurate to say that since the New Deal we've had a unanimously progressive society. For one thing, progressivism predates FDR. For another, as shocked as I am about the sudden power-grab, these tendencies have been coming—the revolution, if that's what it is, began in the eighties. Abstinence-only, indeed.
Abstention is, in my considered intellectual opinion, for pussies.