From time to time my friend Eric gets a good pixel lashing for not discussing what some commenter thinks he should cover.
So let me discuss the more profound event. The things not asked for or discussed. Because that which is empty is as pregnant with meaning as that which is full. What is not being discussed (much) is social issues.
This is purely anecdotal but, in a comment I had a social conservative give way on issues I would never have expected. With the usual quibble of course ("as long as I don't have to pay for it" - fine with me, in fact I think that is the point). Of course there is still the contentious issue of abortion. But I have an answer for that: You Want What??????????????
Now in years past such a post on abortion would have started a right nice flame war. Crickets.
And about time too. Because David Axelrod has a plan.
The president's influential counselor, David Axelrod, attempted this week to insinuate into the election what Democrats used to deride as "wedge issues." In an interview he said abortion will "certainly be an issue," for Democrats. It will be raised "across the country."Well good for him. I have provided an answer that should shut him down in short order. Here. Again: You Want What??????????????
I think my social conservative friends are getting it. A libertarian stance towards politics is safest. Any thing else just feeds the beast.
Cross Posted at Classical Values