The bad thing is they don’t seem to know what they are doing. The worse thing is they don’t seem to care. Republicans in Washington, D.C., are clinging to economic policies that are proven failures while selling the American people a bill of goods.
It used to seem rather harmless and slightly silly. Somebody in the Legislature would introduce a bill for Eastern Washington to secede from Western Washington, everybody would chuckle a bit, the Legislature would ignore it, and it soon would be forgotten.
It is an interesting exercise, one that demands thoughtful and honest introspection. Which is why we all likely will fail miserably. Thoughtfulness is difficult; honesty is harder. And when it comes to introspection, well, most of us would rather wear a suit of raw meat while wandering into a wolf den.