The Center Always Resets

12 05 2017

Jefferson City

Even though I no longer do political lobbying, and therefore, am no longer needed in the capital during the legislative session, I’m still somewhat plugged in to the grapevine.

The 2017 legislative session that ends in less than three hours as I write this was one for the ages.  Now I wish I could have been there, just to have been a fly on the wall to take in all the bickering, back stabbing and pie throwing, between Greitens and the General Assembly in general, between Greitens and various House and Senate factions, within the House Republican caucus, within the Senate Republican caucus, and back and forth between the House and the Senate.  And, not to forget that there are a small handful of Democrats in that town with elected power, Jamilah Nasheed made her big mouth known on occasion since early January, and in fact, here in the final hours of the session, she’s filibustering some piece of legislation out of spite because the House rejected one of her pet bills unrelated to what she’s filibustering in the Senate chamber.

It’s like I have written in this space often — There is always a political center, a homeostatic equilibrium, and it will always readjust.  Even though Republicans run everything in Jefferson City, homeostatic equilibrium has settled within the red space, and for the most part divides swamp drainers and the swamp, and to a smaller extent, populists and cronyists.

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