A new post at Forbes explores the mechanics behind Republican legislative failure. It compares the fantasy narratives that drove the Pizzagate shooter to the bizarre delusions that animate Rep. Lamar Smith’s campaign against climate researchers. In short:
It is easy to use delusions to obstruct and destroy. Building something is hard. Building something valuable means thinking about consequences and confronting weaknesses in an ideological framework. Building something invites consequences. Republicans cannot govern because Republicans lack any respect for facts. Tilting at windmills is much easier than constructing them.
Nothing remarkable for consistent readers here, but it will be interesting to see the reception at Forbes.