There are clear answers if we elect a criminal, or if the president falls into a coma. But what if we just make a hiring mistake, as companies do all the time? What if we elect someone who proves himself or herself unfit for office — impulsive, conspiratorial, undisciplined, destructive, cruel?
They want to blow up the deficit. If the deficit grows, they’ll say we need to cut social spending. If the deficit shrinks, they come up with some other reason to say we need to cut social spending. They don’t care about the economy. If the economy is bad, they’ll say we need more tax cuts and deregulation. If the economy is doing better, they’ll say we need more tax cuts and deregulation.
Democratic health care reform ideas are not being given the attention as the GOP plans. There is no debate, no discussion, nearly zero coverage. And the narrative of how the Dems have nothing to offer working class voters persists.
Owning human chattel — and offering intellectual and political defenses of the institution of American slavery — is an important and dishonorable part of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy. But it’s the entirety of Davis’s legacy.