Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Virginia Governor Race A Foreshadowing For 2016?
Today's Virginia Governor race symbolizes everything that's wrong with this country. A Democratic Party officer and lobbyist neck-deep in scandals and special interest favors on one side; and yet another uterus-invading, sexual apartheid promoting theo-fascist on the other. Isn't it lovely to have a choice? However, we did learn a lesson or two. The Democrat beat that fundamentalist psycho by a paper-thin margin in a swing State, bringing to a pitiful collapse Democrats' post shut down fantasies that 'the Tea Party message is dead' and any Dem establishment monkey with a cemetery of skeletons will coast to victory over the Tea Party. For the Tea Party, it's another message to put down the Bible and focus on economics and anti-Federalism if they want to win generals and not just Primaries. For 2016, seeing as "establishment monkey with a cemetery of skeletons" describes just about every Democratic hopeful - Hillary, Biden, O'Malley - I think a more libertarian Tea Party candidate like Rand is all but guaranteed to be the next President. The Dems' one hope is perhaps Julian Castro, whom I would enjoy watching take one the establishment in the Primaries, but I doubt he would win. -Toxin