Fri, 25 September 2020
A well-informed electorate is a prerequisite for Democracy. David Waldman welcomes us advanced students to today’s KITM.
The only thing keeping Rush Limbaugh going nowadays is his knowledge that The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump hasn’t yet sold out. Its author, Ian Reifowitz, gives us a lift in the KITM company DeLorean, back hundreds of years into to the time of Adams and Jefferson, and then back to the future with a stop at FDR to witness the many instances in which the number of Supreme Court judges have been changed, only merely to achieve “a political goal” — but sometimes to restore the country to a more just timeline.
While we’re at it, let’s wipe out Republican gerrymandering and demolish their farm system which yielded today’s far-right Senate. How? Well, you know, by giving money to the good guys to win the election. Trump might lose the election because there might be more good people around since 2016. How many good people does it take to win an election? Let’s find out.