Crazy is the new normal just as war is the new normal, and when it comes to war, it has been normal for some time! David Davenport gives us his opinion on this in the San Francisco Examiner, and I agree with him.
The way I see it, the Trump Administration is just a way the Right Wing has worked (for more years than most of us have been alive) to achieve their goal of not just backward legislation, but Right Wing Rule of Might Makes Right! The result: Divisiveness, backwardness, and WAR.
Excerpts from the article follow:
I have some bad news for Joe Biden: Donald Trump is not, as Biden said recently, an “aberration” from the bipartisan policymaking he remembers nostalgically in Washington. Biden’s “Republican friends,” and even many of his fellow Democrats, are not waiting eagerly for the kind of collegial dealmaking he says he will bring to Washington. Rather both politics and policy have shifted dramatically from a model of deliberation to one in which war is the new normal.
In this past week alone, Washington is talking about a trade war, a war with Congress, an abortion war and even a military war with Iran.
The shift didn’t happen overnight.Following the Depression and World War II, there was no return to normal, and the modern, powerful, action-oriented presidency became a permanent fixture in Washington.
After studying these domestic policy wars carefully, one can draw five conclusions:
(1) They do not solve the problem at hand.
(2) They create roadblocks to better policy solutions.
(3) They increase executive power at the expense of Congress.
(4) They are negative and destructive.
(5) They never end. All these domestic policy wars are still active.
Wars and their close cousin the national emergency — we currently live under 31 of those — have revolutionized how policy is made and carried out, and not for the better.
Biden is under attack for contributing to two other policy wars, those on drugs and crime.
Trade wars, wars on the Constitution, culture wars and more. Enough already.
Read the entire article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/War-is-the-new-normal-in-Washington-13854660.php