Ed Driscoll

Welcome Back To The Decade That Never Ends

The parallels are indeed ominous:

  • The reincarnation of Jimmy Carter in the White House? Check.
  • A feckless, asleep at the wheel foreign policy and neutered military? Check.
  • Ridiculous male fashions? Check.
  • Granola-environmentalism? Check-aroonie.

And this just cliches it:

Remember the dreaded 55 mph national speed limit, the dreaded Double Nickel? It’s virtually assured of making a return engagement in the very near future, thanks to a new ruling by the U.S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We have indeed returned to the 1970s, the decade that never, ever, ever, ever ends.

I’d love to be wrong, but it’s difficult to picture another Gipper on the horizon to restore peace and justice to the Old Republic in 2012, either.