The reader has to admit that Mr. Luce,as always, has an ‘elite’ view of the American Political landscape: he accepts the political feints of President Trump as part of a long term strategy, instead of what they might be, sewing the seeds of political chaos. And observing which of his feints takes root in the minds and thoughts of both the Commentariat and his voter base. Or even just for the satisfaction of being the catalyst that continually keeps his opposition in a state of politically exploitable confusion.
While Mr. Luce is otherwise engaged, here are some news stories that describe the actual American political landscape: the next two news items for the John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei’s Washington political Gossip, Sheet Politico:
Headline: Ryan disappoints his friends with Obamacare replacement bill
Sub-headline: Close allies in conservative policies circles found little to love with the GOP’s health care proposal
By Eliana Johnson 03/08/17 05:20 AM EST
‘House Speaker Paul Ryan has long been the darling of conservative policy wonks. But on one of the biggest days of his political career, when House Republicans released their much-anticipated Obamacare replacement, many of Ryan’s closest friends in the conservative intelligentsia expressed disappointment — if not outright dismay — with the legislation bearing the speaker’s imprimatur.
Indeed, virtually every prominent conservative health care expert — precisely the sort of ideological allies who have backed Ryan in the past — panned this legislation.’