The problem with politics is that hardly anyone considers, “and then what?”

OK. You won. What effect will your win and the policies that flow from the win have on the electorate? In the mind of the winners it is always, “We won didn’t we? They will love us.”

I have watched this play out over many cycles. It is always a bad attitude. Remember Nov 2016? The Democrats lost because they were not paying attention.

It happens so often (to both “sides” ) that there must be some kind of law about it.

This is pretty close:

Marcus Aurelius: “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

And you know what? I’m seeing signs of incipient insanity all around.