By Neil Patel July 15, 2022
Most politicians and activists have strong views on every political issue. Those views grow from their fundamental political philosophies and beliefs. The best politicians know how to balance their political ideals with a keen watch on how they affect the lives of everyday Americans — those who voted them into office. Go too far with your ideological preferences in the face of evidence that it's hurting the American people, and you will not go far in politics. The Democratic Party seems poised to take a beating for forgetting this fundamental maxim when it comes to energy and climate change. They feel so strongly about the issue that many have lost touch with reality. They have entered a sort of make-believe world. The coming election is going to bring them back to reality.
Republicans are not immune to ideological overstepping. Republicans
in general believe in the private sector. They believe that free markets
offer more benefits for society than government spending and mandates.
The theory has proven correct far more than it hasn't, but not always.
When a so-called private sector line of business becomes so corrupt, so
dominated by Washington political favoritism, and so mismanaged that
it's offering worse products and worse prices than government options,
then even limited-government free market activists need to take notice.
Those who don't will pay a political price. The private student loan
industry is a prime example. Created and supported by Republicans, it
became so corrupt and so mismanaged that eventually it was impossible to
defend. The few who tried paid a political price..............To Read More.....