He doesn't narrow his criticism solely to the GOP, however, and reminds us how we got here. (Tell me if any of this sounds familiar, New Orleans....)
Because we have the Voting Rights Act to protect us. Oh sure, we all love to talk about how evil it is, but let’s be honest; Partisans love it. It makes sure that we don’t have any of those squishy, pragmatic types. You know, the ones who make an honest attempt at governing, with real issues and real voters in mind. No, God no, we don’t need anyone around like that. We need to make sure that the worst of the worst, the extremes of each party are protected. We need people who will either promise to start work on reparations, or to start another secessionist movement. We need people who will provide earned income tax credits for each abortion, or who will force any woman with an unoccupied uterus to accept a newly liberated embryo from a fertility clinic. We need to elect people who vow to remove all references to God from public view, or who will promise to submit all proposed legislation to the Southern Baptist Convention before filing a bill in the House or Senate.
Let’s keep talking about manufactured events of racism/reverse racism, while the General Assembly tries to shift even more of the tax burden to the middle class. Our elected officials aren’t nearly as dumb as we would like to think they are. They’re just hoping we continue to remain as dumb as they think we are.
(Psst, I love it when someone talks about how our current system of district drawing is one of the roots of our political impasse. While our cultural political problems are primarily holding us back, drawing our districts the way we do only keeps the problems systematic.)