Somebody is attempting to fly the plane. It happens all the time, but rest assured that NobodyisFlyingthePlane.
The Heritage Foundation has made a very successful attempt to hijack the plane. They’re doing a reasonable job of hijacking our legislative process, but ultimately they will not wrest control of the the plane itself. Narrowly focused interest groups can’t chart the path for too long. The plane is all of us, and would be pilots will succeed only when the interests and needs of all citizens are addressed.
What might help in the interim would be equally effective hijack machines representing the center and the left, all three using the Heritage approach.
It uses a three-pronged strategy to twist arms on Capitol Hill: lobbying members on hot-button issues, ranking them publicly on how they vote, and getting word out far and wide when lawmakers buck the conservative line.