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Viewpoint: David Brooks

From The New York Times: “[Paul] Ryan’s fantasy happens to be the No. 1 political fantasy in America today...

“[Paul] Ryan’s fantasy happens to be the No. 1 political fantasy in America today, which has inebriated both parties. It is the fantasy that the other party will not exist. It is the fantasy that you are about to win a 1932-style victory that will render your opponents powerless. Every single speech in this election campaign is based on this fantasy. There hasn’t been a speech this year that grapples with the real world—that we live in a highly polarized, evenly divided nation and the next president is going to have to try to pass laws in that context. In the real world, there are almost never ultimate victories, and it is almost never the case (even if you control the White House and Congress) that you get to do what you want.”

David Brooks in The New York Times

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