Skip to comments.Democrats Are About To Be Doubly Disappointed
Posted on 11/01/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by billflax
Democrats could be doubly disappointed come January. President Obama might be handing Mitt Romney unparalleled presidential power. The best alibi liberals can leverage in defending Obamas overstretch continues to be blaming problems "inherited" from Bush while scaring voters about Mr. Romneys sinister aspirations. Rather than tout his public sector expansion Obamas electoral pitch consists largely in lambasting Romney for private sector success.
To illustrate a point, accept that Republicans are equally inept, waste as much and are just as scandal prone as Democrats. Pretend Romney really is the fiend that Obamas attack ads caricature. He'll outsource your job then let your family suffer so he can reward his rich friends. Consider what this premise entails about the proper scope of government.
If Romney is so awful, why grant him such sweeping authority?
Even lovers of government for governments sake, i.e. Democrats, dont necessarily want the reins harnessed by their rivals. Those who believe the state is basically altruistic surely still recognize the peril of unaccountable hegemony in the wrong hands. Barack Obama drastically expanded government, particularly in the Executive Branch. Dozens of unelected czars, widespread executive orders, an accelerating run-up in regulation and extensive granting of Obamacare waivers may soon become the GOPs bailiwick.
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Democrats do not get that the knife cuts both ways. This applies also to the judicial activism that they cultivate in leiu of constitutional lawmaking.
My message to the Democrats - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSOyBGGsUk8&feature=related
My biggest concern about the new Repub majority is that Romnet et al won’t dismantle enough of the federal structure so that the next Demo president won’t take back the same or more power. Obama could only do what he has via fiat and regulation because the framework was in place.
I would really, really love to see Romney use that club to dismantle many of the sources of the Democrat’s power structure (aka politically driving them into the sea) before shrinking the Federal government.
Yep. You’d think they would have learned their lesson with Bush and the Patriot Act.