Saturday, April 07, 2012

Commenter at Krugman's Blog Is Onto Something

Politicians do not grow underneath rocks; they emanate from communities, and if those communities behave in a general mediocre way, so do their politics.

Our broken politics, at heart, is not broken because of some venal and alien "Them" that is messing up our nice little society; it is an expression of a venal, selfish "us" that refuses to do our duty as citizens and insist that our government act in ways that reflect "the better angels of our nature," in Lincoln's immortal phrase.