And, in many cases, reality — do these folks really believe that the biggest economic problem today is runaway inflation? That Americans are desperate to rid themselves of Social Security? That policies enacted by Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2009 (whatever you think of those policies) caused a recession that began in 2007? That “exceptionalism” is the beginning and end of foreign policy?
Yes, yes, yes, and yes. It’s not that complicated.
Soon enough, his colleagues at Kaplan will be explaining why these beliefs are the sign of a finely-tuned Real Murkin mind, an ideal blend of Burkean restraint and Jack Daniels grill glaze that hippies like me could never understand.