Monday, January 21, 2013

Hunkering Down

The Democratic political observer, Frank Pignanelli, makes the following insightful observation:
"Hunkering down" is no longer a viable tactic in 21st-century politics.
From what I have been able to observe, this seems correct. "Hunkering down" assumes that certain constituencies will either not find out about act or will forget about it. The former is unlikely in an age where sins are shouted from the housetops or over the internet. The latter is unlikely among constituency groups that have a big stake in the issue.