Gov Matt Bevin sums up where we are and where we are going. His executive orders perfectly capture the political logic of neoliberalism:
--the willingness to placate right wing religious zealots like Kim Davis in order to have their vote
--the desire to disenfranchise the citizenry as much as possible, leaving only a core of brainwashed "good Americans"
--the drive to keep the working-class under capitalist control, by deflating wages and making people fight hard for the resulting crumbs.
---the use of racism to divide and conquer
No doubt Bevin, will get around to banning abortions and criminalizing gay marriage. Whatever works to keep the rubes following is good sound policy. If Bevin is a "Tea Party darling" this makes him a useful idiot the real rulers of the United States, the 1%. To borrow from Thomas Frank, what's the matter with Kentucky?