If you're not checking Charles P. Pierce on a regular basis, you're missing some of the best commentary and reporting out there. Case in point for a QOTD:
When you divorce politics from policy as thoroughly as we have done in this country -- whether this has occurred through a feckless courtier media, or through a political class insulated by the power of money, or by the steady, parallel drumbeats of empty centrism and government-as-the-problem, or by all of those combined -- then you ask for exactly what we have today -- a nation of paralyzed, impotent majorities, speaking a language that the political elites no longer choose to learn. We have majorities that can be safely ignored.
Read the whole thing if you want to know why that election we had in 2012 seems to have evaporated as far as the press and the DC establishment are concerned.