Saturday, October 14, 2006

November Elections

Glenn of Instapundit (see blogroll at left) says it best:

The GOP richly deserves to lose its majority in Congress. I just wish the Democrats deserved to win one.


Anonymous said...

They both suck. Just le me be the king.

allen said...

Yeah well, that'd probably be the only form of government you wouldn't be able to find fault with.

I know it's not terribly popular but I think the bipartisan system is terrific. Instead of one-issue parties popping up like mushrooms after a rain ala the parliamentary system, you've got two unruly masses of egotistical, ambitious power-mongers who, at long intervals, are reminded who's really in charge. That gives them very good reasons to try to divine the public's will since getting too far out of touch with the public's will is a good way to return to private life.

You can even see that "sniffing the breeze" behavior in someone who's a die-hard socialist: The Hillary.

Does anyone doubt that the architect of Clinton-care has really changed her spots? I don't think so but she's strayed far enough off the reservation, in an attempt to appeal to a wider, if not a louder constituency that NARAL is pissed enough at Hillary to stage protests to bring attention to her apostasy on the abortion issue.

But the issue, instead of dying away is resurgent and any politician who doesn't come from a dead-safe district had better come to terms with the issue of abortion. So Hillary, pragmatic politician that she's surprisingly turned out to be, swallows hard and makes some noises that pro-abortion forces don't like the sound of at all. Not to say she's thrown in with the Christian Coalition but snuffling around for the safe middle has caused her to alienate the more rabid elements of her base.

Any political system that'll get someone as obviously power-hungry, ruthless and smart as Hillary to try to divine the minds of her inferiors is a system that commands respect.

Andy D said...

I am a big fan of the two party system as well. My only issue right now is that the Democratic party doesn't seem to have any real ideas. They like to point fingers at everyone else and scream from the mountains how bad the other guy's ideas are without ever coming up with their own.

rightwingprof said...

The real question is do we deserve a Democratic Congress? And the answer, no matter how idiotic the Republicans in Congress are, is absolutely not.

And just for the record, I think both Hastert and Frist are mouthbreathers. Morons. Absolute dolts.

Darren said...

The Republicans are definitely the lesser of two evils, but I don't think the public's going to see it that way when you factor in the arrogance that comes with power. Unfortunately, the Republicans in power have shown they're just as good as the Democrats were at abusing power.

allen said...

I'd like to think that my dream scenario - a significant narrowing of the Republican majority in both houses puts the fear of God into the incumbent Repubs - will play out but there's no question that the Congressional Repubs have screwed up big time.

Not so much in their defense but more to explain the situation, it's the unusual politician who doesn't see the spending of other people's money to advance their own interests as an obviously good idea. In this, Congress truly is representative which is the most damning thing you can say about our form of government or any form of democracy.

To get a better class of politicians we need a better class of electorate. Unfortunately, you're stuck with me and I'm stuck with you.

EllenK said...

What can you expect when reality shows are an actual viable genre of entertainment. It's not that far off from the Roman Circus. All we need are lions.