Politics

Politics are a Riot

I’m increasingly impressed by The American Mind Podcast. It has probably become my favorite “news” podcast. Now, I typically don’t listen to news podcasts, but as the riots heat up (though they’ll probably start slowing down) and the election nears, I suspect I’ll be tuning in at least once a week to see what’s going on in our country.

Yeah, I know: Politics, Russell Kirk aptly observed, is the preoccupation of the quarter-educated. I like to think I’m at least a third-educated, but still, it’s great viewing and with Trump in the mix, it’s a lot of fun. I normally loathe politics, but it’s hard not take a little bit of interest these days.

With respect to the riots, the link above shows Don Lemon stating last week that the riots are killing the Democrats. Well, they oughtta. Democratic mayors and governors have failed to stop the riots and have shown solidarity with the protests that repeatedly turn violent. Why would an ordinary voter support a political party that not only fails to disown such things but actually embraces them? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a politically-tone deaf maneuver in an election year.

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