A good rule for politics, if not in life, is this: when people tell you what they are going to do, listen. If someone is threatening to castrate you, don’t hand them a razor and say, “I don’t think they’re really going to do it.” While campaign promises in general are often not kept, those that increase the power of the victor usually take high priority. The Democratic leaders are telling America, both implicitly and explicitly, this: if they win the House, Senate, and White House, they’ll do whatever it takes to undo what Trump has accomplished. Note the astonishingly cynical nature of it all. Most leaders, like Chuck Schumer, are plainly, nakedly admitting that, first chance they get, they will turn over the board and dump all of the chess pieces on the floor. Entirely and exclusively because they lost.
[Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer’s order generated a great deal of pushback. It includesa prohibition on large retailers selling allegedly nonessential items, such as paint and outdoor supplies, meaning stores like Home Depot had to tape off those sections from customers. Lawncare services have been temporarily shuttered. With very few exceptions, the order prohibits people from traveling between residences [snip]