[Rubio] and his party are now committed to the belief that their pre-crisis doctrine was perfect, that there are no lessons from the worst financial crisis in three generations except that we should have even less regulation. And given another shot at power, they’ll test that thesis by giving the bankers a chance to do it all over again.
And there's always that next "shot"--notwithstanding its slimness--which, as mentioned, is essential to keep in mind, as opposed to committing to trust my earlier idiotic remark about the GOP's "certainty of electoral doom" in 2016.
There are no certainties in politics.
I knew that, and I should have reiterated it this morning. Indeed the reason for my perhaps peculiar concentration today on Rubio's address rather than the president's is that the story, the drama, the uncertain future lies not in whatever Obama said last night, but in how the GOP proceeds. The latter has the guerrilla's advantage; it can snipe, and it can and most likely will inhibit economic progress with lethal accuracy. And a prolongation of what Jennifer Rubin gleefully characterizes as "anemic" growth could in a few years turn this seemingly won war around.