Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Michael Says. . .

Michael Barone writes in today’s Wall Street Journal what Peter and I have been saying on our various podcasts about the election, namely that long-term fundamentals still don’t look very good for Democrats, and that a Dem election victory won’t likely mean very much.


All of which leaves me with the conclusion that ideas are more important than partisan vote counts. . . If the Democrats are justified in preparing to change the drapes today, the questions to ask are: How enduring will be such a partisan switch? How much change in public policy will it accomplish? . . . Well, the lead item on the Democrats’ wish list is to raise the minimum wage, a law first passed in 1938. Not exactly a new idea.

Discussions - 2 Comments

Keep your hopes up, Steve. And keep eating lots of burgers and donuts - good fuel for lunatics in denial. Most importantly, keep your eyes on the money:

Calm and steady Barone is obviously worried just like you.

The House is a done deal and with a week to go, it looks like the people still have a chance at the senate too.

Did I mention I had a great stuffed burger at Walter’s in Claremont over the weekend? Still the best burger in America; they haven’t lost a step.

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