A Lot Of That Going Around

Instapundit.com –

But the level of public interest and scrutiny over earmarks has increased since those votes, he said, in an interview. Obey “misjudged the way this is viewed outside the Beltway.” . . .

Funny, isn’t it, how Obey misjudges these things, and Trent Lott misjudges them, and every GOP supporter of amesty misjudges them, and Rove and Bush misjudge almost everything out side the Beltway?

Why, you’d think our would-be rulers live in a bubble or something. Still, I don’t think they really misjudge outside-the-Beltway sentiment. They just ignore it – or try to. Basically, the average D.C. grandee dislikes the voters intensely, because they believe that voters don’t understand how deeply difficult it is for a politician to buy, grab, hold, and maintain his own personal power – which is, of course, what almost all politicians regard their Job Number One.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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