Seattle is national news for all the wrong reasons. You have one of the most liberal cities in the middle of one of the most liberal regions of the nation. The police chief is a black woman

So what do you get?

A shit show.

You get a situation where neither the protesters nor the police want to back down; neither wants to give the other a win. But in this case I have to side with the protesters because the police are paid to keep their cool and specifically not do this.

My takeaway from this is that when you get the heady mix of a government run on feelings and emotions mixing with an overbearing police force who’s been at odds with city council you get the disaster you’ve all been watching. When you have too much one-party control you wind up with a dysfunctional government. Either left or right… it’s all the same.