Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Presidents and Consequences

In the wake of the third Republican presidential debate, I stumbled upon the most straightforward and rational explanation of Donald Trump's success thus far in the campaign. It's written by Conrad Black, with a good dose of historical cause-and-effect included. Every American voter should read it.

The key paragraph, towards the end, offers a cogent summation of the deplorable current state of the nation's politics:
My view, as persevering readers know, is that it all started to go horribly wrong with Watergate, when one of the most successful administrations in the country’s history was torn apart for no remotely adequate reason and the mendacious assassins in the liberal media have been awarding themselves prizes and commendations for 40 years since.
I've never read a more logical explanation for the mess we're in.