For all the whining and crying from Barack Obama and his media minions, the political system set up by the Founders, works just fine. In 2006-08 the Country felt the Democrats deserved a shot at running this Country (I will never know why, but ignorance reigns supreme), and so they gave them the full kit and kaboodle. Interestingly, no media outlets felt that was “extreme” and they thought the Country and the political system were perfect. Americans in 2010 decided, oh my, we need to stop these extremely radical Democrats and lo and behold they voted enough Republicans into office to do just that. The only time the media wing of the Democrat Party sets about to berate the political system in America is when their Party can no longer rape the United States of America of all of her dignities. The only time the media wing of the Democrat Party says that the Presidency is too much for one person, there happens to be a Democrat in office, you never hear that refrain when Republicans are running the Country, because Republicans never need a committee to run the Country. Well Thought Out and Put To The Test For Over 200 Years, It Works!
The people spoke; the process worked. Yes, it was raucous and divisive, but change this fundamental should not be enacted quietly. This is not midnight basketball or school uniforms. This is the future of government-worker power and the solvency of the states. It deserves big, serious, animated public debate.
Precisely of the kind Washington (exhibit B) just witnessed over its debt problem. You know: The debt-ceiling debate universally denounced as dysfunctional, if not disgraceful, hostage-taking, terrorism, gun-to-the-head blackmail.
Spare me the hysteria. What happened was that the 2010 electorate, as represented in Congress, forced Washington to finally confront the national debt. It was a triumph of democratic politics — a powerful shift in popular will finding concrete political expression.
But only partial expression. Debt hawks are upset that the final compromise doesn’t do much. But it shouldn’t do much. They won only one election. They were entrusted, as of yet, with only one-half of one branch of government.
But they did begin to turn the aircraft carrier around. The process did bequeath a congressional super-committee with extraordinary powers to reduce debt. And if that fails, the question — how much government, how much debt — will go to the nation in November 2012. Which is also how it should be.
God has indeed blessed America, with the foresight and intelligence of a group of men, many, many decades ago, with forging the best damn Constitution in the World.