Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First, as a joke... UPDATED 4x & BUMPED

[orig post 9.28 1032am]

Just throw it against the wall and see if it sticks.

That is what the liberals progressives communists have done this week with their proposals to modify our democracy.

North Carolina Democrat Governor Beverly Purdue suggested (See Lee Decovnick's AT article):

I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years...

Of course, if there are still problems after those two years, maybe we'll need to make more modifications.

Obama's former Director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, suggests in his The New Republic article, Too Much of a Good Thing - Why We Need Less Democracy:

So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

Complaining about congress, Mr. Orszag? Puhlease. Get in line.

Gov. Purdue and Mr. Orszag are demonstrating the real Democrat Party agenda. AKA, the Communist Manifesto. Destroy America. Redistribute wealth to a new bourgeois. And build a Communist state in its ashes for the new proletariat.

It is a joke today.

It'll be a suggestion tomorrow.

And as the 2012 election rout nears, it'll be a negotiating point.

The only question left: will the Democrats be negotiating from a position of strength, or weakness?


Moonbattery has a post on this subject. Read the comments.

And WeaselZippers. Good comments there too.

UPDATED 5:40pm

Audio at Daily Caller's post. Doesn't sound like she's joking...

UPDATED 7:10pm

The Minuteman


WSJ's James Taranto leads with these stories in his Best of the Web post, Democrats Against Democracy. He mostly quotes others, including Niles Gardiner at The Telegraph, Why Barack Obama Could Be America's Last Big Government President. Could Niles possibly be stating the reasons some Democrats want to suspend elections?

Obama’s declining presidency has become synonymous with the image of big government, from spiralling budget deficits and out of control federal spending to massive taxpayer funded bailouts and increasing regulations on businesses and healthcare.
The United States is undergoing one of the biggest political revolutions in its post-war history, and perhaps the most important since Ronald Reagan, with an emphatic rejection of the idea that government knows best when it comes to handling key domestic issues, especially relating to the economy. President Obama, whose administration has practically worshipped at the trough of big government, looks spectacularly out of touch with a clear majority of the American people. The highly interventionist liberal experiment of the last two and a half years has been a spectacular failure, with 14 million Americans out of work, sliding consumer confidence, collapsing house prices, and falling stock markets.

This is why Barack Obama could well end up being the last big government president of the United States, a nation that simply cannot afford the lavish excesses of an imperious presidency that drains the pay-checks of hard-working Americans with impunity and reckless abandon.

You can almost hear the English accent....

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