Erick Erickson of Redstate said:
When the left starts talking about nations becoming ungovernable, stock up on guns and ammo, because that usually means they’ll start forcefully agitating for a more governable country according to their definition of governability.
That is a real and very inconvenient fact of history spread across continents.
And thus it begins here.
Our Community Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama, is saying as much.
Let's take a look at his link. New York Daily News
President Obama said today he is “very frustrated” by the repeated use of the filibuster to try to block almost every piece of legislation before the U.S. Senate, warning that the political maneuver is threatening America’s competitiveness.
“As somebody who served in the Senate, who values the traditions of the Senate, who thinks that institution has been the world’s greatest deliberative body, to see the filibuster rule, which imposes a 60-vote supermajority on legislation - to see that invoked on every single piece of legislation, during the course of this year, is unheard of,” Obama said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour.
“So I think that if this pattern continues, you’re going to see an inability on the part of America to deal with big problems in a very competitive world, and other countries are going to start running circles around us. We’re going to have to return to some sense that governance is more important than politics inside the Senate. We’re not there right now,” Obama said.
Obama noted that Republicans have drifted away from how even the father of the modern conservative movement, President Ronald Reagan, did business. Reagan cut many a deal with legendary liberal House Speaker Tip O’Neill, who managed to keep the Democrat-driven social safety net intact during the era of Reaganomics.
“I mean, if you look historically back in the ’50s, the ’60s, the ’70s, the ’80s - even when there was sharp political disagreements, when the Democrats were in control for example and Ronald Reagan was President - you didn’t see even routine items subject to the 60-vote rule,” Obama said.
Reagan cut a deal and got what he could to get something passed. That's politics. Obama's saying, I know everything. You know nothing. Pass my bill, and shut up. This 1000+ page takeover is unacceptable.For one thing, it takes two full days to read it well enough to comprehend it. It took me half of a Saturday just to skim this. Reagan was also working with democrats. Obama's party has total control, and he still can't get the job done.
Republicans had to deal with filibusters too in the senate. It's not new. Bush got things through. The democrats controlled the senate for four years under his presidency. I didn't like a lot of the things passed, but he got things through. Remember No child left behind? These are checks and balances on the government powers. It is a check on the arrogance of Obama's Chicago machine politics, beltway elitism, and the mentality of politicians saying that they know what is best for you and this is how things are going to be.
Even Massachusetts might be tiring of this. We'll find that out later today.
Erickson also cites the big government neo-con turned big government leftist Andrew Sullivan who wishes he is what Larry Sinclair alleges himself to be.....(don't ask) This wannabe elitist doesn't like his hero getting attacked.
Andrew Sullivan has joined the bandwagon over the potential of a Scott Brown victory.
Yes, I’m gloomy. Not because I was so wedded to this bill, although I think it’s a decent enough start. But because if America cannot grapple with its deep and real problems after electing a new president with two majorities, then America’s problems are too great for Americans to tackle.
If Sullivan doesn't like it, it's probably a good thing.
That is an absolute pile of Angus sized bullshit. Democrats weren't elected in 06 and 08 because the country moved to the left. Didn't happen. They got elected because the Republicans got too arrogant, corrupt, and tied to big government. The democrats took office and are arrogant, corrupt, and tied to even bigger government. Nothing's getting passed because there isn't anything to work with. The democrats can't even do this on their own despite 60 friggin senators. They don't even NEED a GOP vote. All they need is to unite their party and it is not happening, because people are flooding the offices with calls saying don't pass this piece of trash. The people are speaking.
Ungovernable? We are in charge. You work for us, son. Don't you ever forget that or your fired. This bill sucks. Start over, with a much less big government plan, and something more moderate that can pass.
The left is upset. It has decided the nation is ungovernable1 because there is no popular support for the total upheaval of the American way of life. They say now it is ungovernable.
What they fail to realize is that over two hundred years ago a group of much wiser men than we now have in this silly age of ease and convenience designed the nation that way. Any student of American history knows the American Revolution was a conservative revolution — a return in the minds of colonists to the rights of 1688 and the Glorious Revolution where the people were firmly put in charge of Britain and guaranteed certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and property.
In other words, what the left is calling the ungovernability of the American Republic is actually a feature, not a flaw.
Well, as a Catholic, I don't have much love for the "Glorious Revolution", and you'll never see me wearing Orange on St Patrick's day. I'd agree with the rest of that. Freedom is a grand concept, and the only times Americans seem to love to give up their freedoms (foolishly) is when things are a "crisis." Obama's fellow Chicago machine politician and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel famously stated "You never let a serious crisis go to waste."
Heads up. No matter who wins tonight, expect another "crisis" more attacks on freedom, and big government. The left's power is shrinking. They believe they have an inherent right to power and it is slipping from their grasp because their ideology is rejected, once again, just like Carter.
If this county is "ungovernable" it is because of the bums in charge. The cure is throwing them out. That means Reid, Obama, Pelosi, Schauer, Peters, Granholm, Dillon, and the rest of them.