. Things are coming to light that otherwise could’ve stayed buried for much longer. In a sense, he’s truly fulfilling the role of representing the federal government : his quest to fulfill conservative x-mas wish lists is making naked what’s normally buried at the end of a bill somewhere.
Those who cared about it before will care about it afterwards. This is a momentary burst of awareness. It’s not a bad thing at all.
Analogy: Christian Churches at Easter.
Easter comes, and the twice-a-year people show up. Fancy hats, nice clothes, super-pious.
The regulars can’t find a seat and are annoyed at the twice-a-year Christians.
“Oh, those phonies!” and many a pastor/priest would take time during the Easter sermons to complain about the people who only come twice a year – as they’re sitting there.
But here’s the thing: They came. Maybe some of them will continue showing up. Maybe they’ll get a burst of ‘something’ that continues through the year even if most fall away again.
But the people that were regulars before Easter will be regulars after Easter too and maybe a few more will be there too because of Easter.
So, think of this as Easter-for Progressivism.
That’s a good point. Maybe once activated, they’ll stay activated. I guess now would be a good time for activists to start signing up new troops while it’s hot. That way when things settle down (if they do), there will be many who remain and continue fighting.