Nobody Knows Anything:
"Republicans seized her microphone," writes the New York Times. "And gave her a megaphone."
Elizabeth Warren, the overrated Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
The other night Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell rebuked her for impugning colleague Jeff Sessions. Exercising a little-known rule, the Senate revoked Warren's floor privileges for 24 hours. Now, says the Times, "Ms. Warren is considered a very early frontrunner for 2020, should she run."
I just can't.
We are three weeks into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the most unusual and unconventional man to inhabit the White House in a century, possibly ever, and the New York Times is already naming the frontrunner to replace him?
The same media and consultant class that assumed Hillary Clinton would win the presidency in 2008 and again in 2016 presumes to declare how a Senate kerfuffle in February 2017 will affect Iowa caucus-goers in 2020?
Who are these people?
Where did they come from?
What makes them so obtuse, so beholden to gossip, so given to wish-casting, so certain that their momentary impressions of trivial matters carry cosmic weight?
Was it college that inflated their sense of self-worth?
Is that what $50k a year buys you—a degree in smug? ..."