The left likes to manufacture a crisis and then react to it. A manufactured crisis is one sure way to get the mob on the left riled up so it reacts to the situation and then the liberal left in government can swoop in to save the day. One can never tell what the crisis will be or how it will start but sometimes things start out as a seemingly insincere gesture or “joke.” so they can see how things fly. If resistance is great then the issue is dialed back. If there is not a lot of resistance then it is time to press forward. Often the Overton Window is used to suggest something outrageous so that when people balk the issue can be dialed back to where the politician wanted it in the first place.
The left knows that it is in trouble for the election in 2012. Obama is on his way to being a one term leader and it is possible the Republicans will pick up 20 or so seats in the House and hit 60 seats in the Senate.
Governor Perdue of North Carolina suggested that the next Congressional election should be suspended for two more years to give politicians time to work on the economy. It is reported as a joke though she did not say it as a joke and asked for people to support the idea. Float the idea, create the crisis and then move in for the kill.
A few problems with this. If this issue were Constitutional I am not sure Congress would go for it. The Republicans do not want to suspend an election. Besides, why should we give a pass to the people who are causing the problems? Make them stand for election and let the people decide if they deserve to return to office.
This fits right in with the belief of liberals that we need less democracy in this country in order to get things done. Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, believes that things are too mucked up and that we need less democracy to accomplish things. Gridlock and political stalemate is too much and should give way to systems that require less democracy.
Our country was founded with a system that is cumbersome and slow by design. Too much makes it through Congress as it is and making things easier by taking away governance with the consent of the people would make things worse. Sure, politicians would be able to get more done but at what cost?
We the People need to have control over government and not the other way around. To the Socialist progressives, this is not good. But it is in the best interest of the people and the country and we can never allow for less democracy which includes suspending elections.
Ever notice the Socialist progressives only come up with this when they do not have complete control? Less democracy would give them more control and that is what they want.
What we need is not less democracy but fewer Socialist progressives in office.
Never surrender, never submit.