Friday, December 9, 2016

The collapse of the political Left

Via Billy

It's been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming "The New New Deal." A Newsweek cover announced "We Are All Socialists Now."

Now the cover story is different. Time has just announced, inevitably though a bit begrudgingly, that its Person of the Year for 2016 is Donald Trump. No mention of New Deals or socialism.

It's not surprising that newsmagazine editors expected a move to the left. The history they'd been taught by New Deal admirers, influenced by the doctrines of Karl Marx, was that economic distress moves voters to demand a larger and more active government.


  1. The departing Democratic leader, Harry Reid, blamed his party’s 2016 debacle on Jim Comey and said no big changes to the party are needed. I sure hope, they follow his advice.


    1. Hear! Hear! Hear! If you noticed, you got a record breaking three Hears! for that. :)