The new Stepford Wives

Yesterday morning I heard one of the new Republican women governors on the radio. You can’t tell them apart -they all have the same voice, not grizzlies-except for being vicious and unpredictable- but more like some sort of Stepford Wives.

She said “People just want a government that works for them” and I thought “aha.That’s exactly it.” She didn’t say “the people” – she said “people.” Each individual wants the government to work for him or her. As in the Republican mantra “I’ve got mine” as opposed to the Democrats’ “We’re all in this together.” Funny what a huge difference a definite article can make.

Maybe this is the root of the historic Russian inability to tell the self from the masses?

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