Diary

Rachel Maddow makes the case for electing Republicans.

Maddow, on the Hoover Dam:

This is a project of national significance. We’ve got those projects on the menu right now. And we’ve got to figure out whether or not we are still a country that can think this big.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior Deanna Archuleta:

You will never see another federal dam.

So… that would be a ‘no,’ then.  At least, not under Democratic administrations.  Thanks for clarifying the problem for us, Rachel!

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Where Rachel Maddow made her mistake was in forgetting (or simply not knowing) that in the 1930s the Hard Left was a lot more in favor of big-government industrial projects.  Which is why Woody Guthrie wrote a song glorifying the Grand Coulee Dam, which is yet another example of a project that would never, ever be allowed to get off of the ground these days.  It’s kind of entertaining to see this sort of thing, actually – and it works in the other direction, too.  Look up the Southern Agrarians sometime and you’ll see what I mean.