Friday, May 15, 2015

And Their Enablers

So the only “experts” left standing are those who made all the approved mistakes. It’s kind of a fraternity of failure: men and women united by a shared history of getting everything wrong, and refusing to admit it. Will they get the chance to add more chapters to their reign of error?

But the "approved mistakes" aren't simply approved by Fox News and The Right, they're also generally approved by the Washington Elite Consensus. Maybe we're at the point where the Iraq war was a wee mistake, bygones, but all the people who supported it supported it for the right reasons and the hippies were still wrong. Inflation didn't happen, but it's still around the corner, etc. The Right still rules our discourse largely because elites are on the right.