The learning curve resulting from the 2000 election, however, was pretty steep. I learned that, for the left, presidential politics isn't about ideological purity. It can't be. We will always lose on that front. Presidential politics is chess in which your every move is premised on your endgame.
HOW THE CAUCUS ROOM CONSPIRACY CREATED A CRISIS IN DEMOCRACY On January 20, 2009, Republican Party leaders, having been soundly humiliated in the 2008 election, met at the Caucus Room in Washington DC. They sat around, no doubt slicing into $50 steaks, and brainstormed how they could rebuild the dusty pile of rubble that was all … Continue reading Political Obstructionism and the Rise of Executive Power