Monday, June 07, 2021

The Opposition Opposes

I keep saying this, but it's actually appropriate for Mitch McConnell to behave as he does (mostly). Doesn't mean I like him! He's a Republican! I don't like Republicans! But he's doing what an opposition is supposed to do.

We don't have a parliamentary system, but we should and can be more like one, both in practice and in "our" understanding of how things are supposed to work. A contest between competing visions and governances is superior to endless compromises which please no one, and that was true even when those compromises sometimes actually happened. But they don't happen anymore, and that's ok!