@johngordon Yes, I know people are blaming non-London English masses for Brexit but honestly the EU was a mess with lots of bad policy and apparently no inclination to fix any of it. Again, what major post ’08 reforms passed?
@duerig I think it’s less worry about *confiscation* than it is memory of Clinton’s Crime Bill as it affected guns. Don’t think left appreciates how that really galvanized issue for many (not just on right)
@duerig It leaves me very depressed for the republic as I think we need good thorough intellectual debate. This populist turn is very dangerous. At least Ds got HRC to be likely president to tap it down. Although fact it’s a controversial person like her…
@duerig Yes both right and left are very focused on hitting emotional angles. Intellectual argument on right is largely dead thanks to Trump and Cruz. Only few in conservative press still do it. I’m seeing same thing on left now.
@duerig That’s a good point I hadn’t thought about. There really wasn’t a big fight. So most opposition is just at state level. (Much like GOP has clearly signaled they don’t want abortion fights at federal level)