Democracy fatigue

Nancy Pelosi says “elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do.”

Her point, if I can render it fairly, is the two parties ought to have “shared values”, in which case the election winner wouldn’t matter as much. In particular, the Republicans ought to be more like Democrats.

She’s right, of course, that the two parties do not have shared values. The Democrats embrace statism, while the Republicans (at least officially, and often in reality) embrace personal liberty. But Pelosi never had a problem with that divide while they were winning the elections. Now that we are winning the elections, we have a serious problem.

UPDATE: Related thoughts at Power Line.

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