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The Fraying of the National Political Consensus

By Jay Cost, Weekly Standard - October 3, 2015

The latest political happenings"”the rise of Donald Trump, John Boehner's surprise resignation as speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton's slide against the septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders"”remind me of a verse from the old Rolling Stones song "Jigsaw Puzzle":

Oh, there's twenty-thousand grandmas.

Wave their hankies in the air.

All burning up their pensions

And shouting, "It's not fair!"

There's a regiment of soldiers

Standing looking on.

And the queen is bravely shouting,

"What the hell is going on?"

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