September 1, 2014

Politics Are No Longer Local

Fox News analyst George Will wondered, “The old axiom is, ‘All politics is local.’ The question now is, how much of any politics is local anymore, now that it becomes a referendum on the president and on great national issues like foreign policy and immigration?” To make his point, he noted Senate elections around the nation. “[T]he stark fact is that every Democrat running for the Senate has to run 10, 12, 13, 14, sometimes more, points ahead of the president’s job approval in their states. … There are lots of local variables, but the primary driver of this is the president’s job approval.” That is a function of the Left nationalizing every issue. Rather than leave these issues to smaller entities as our Founders intended with the concept of federalism, Democrats have made every issue a federal one. That means politics are no longer local.

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