I never could have imagined Hillary Clinton as President, I thought she was the worst possible candidate, but it turns out the Republicans picked an even bigger stinker.
If each party were intentionally trying to throw the election, what would they have done differently? Nothing.
The dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency are more familiar than Trump’s authoritarian unknowns, because we live with them in our politics already.
They’re the dangers of elite groupthink, of Beltway power worship, of a cult of presidential action in the service of dubious ideals. They’re the dangers of a recklessness and radicalism that doesn’t recognize itself as either, because it’s convinced that if an idea is mainstream and commonplace among the great and good then it cannot possibly be folly.
He goes on to list some of the Bipartisan Washington Consensus disasters of the last 15 years: the invasion of Iraq, the loose money that created the housing bubble, the destabilization of Libya and generally self-contradictory Middle Eastern policies, and on the other side of the Atlantic, the idea that Greece and Germany could share a currency, and the welcoming of wandering migrants into Europe with the subsequent (and entirely predictable) violence they brought.
My two cents: political power is an illusion – it simply cannot deliver on the promises it makes. The technocrat in particular operates under the illusion 1) that he is smart and 2) that he can know the effects of his actions.