From a link-post at Instapundit, an article in a real magazine (The Week) by a real professor, David Faris (“currently chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago”): It’s time for Democrats to fight dirty. Quote:
One of the most galling things about the complete Republican takeover of American government that we witnessed last month is the way it rewarded the party’s destructive behavior during the Obama years. Not only did voters never punish Republican leaders for pouring sand into the gas tank of representative democracy, they granted them victories in nearly every contested House and Senate race, proving incontrovertibly that voters simply do not care about or understand the ways that Republican leadership subverted longstanding norms of parliamentary procedure.
Yeah, that’s it: “The people have spoken, the bastards.” (Dick Tuck). That’s a good basis on which to build an electoral campaign in a representative democracy. Wait, there’s more:
To wit, over the past six years we’ve learned that American voters cannot always, or even often, be trusted [...]
Huh. So Mr Faris’ insinuation, as has often been intimated by Democrat party spokesmen, is that what we really need is a one-party autocracy [like in China] “led by a reasonably enlightened group of people” (Thomas Friedman). Like Professor Faris, of course.
The Democrat party today.
Worth noting from the comments at Instapundit:
The progressive mindset is teleological – things happen because they *should* happen. Doesn’t matter whether the plan is any good, doesn’t matter how hard you work, things happen because they *should*.
Which means that, first, when conservatives oppose the progressive agenda, they’re opposing Nature itself, where it is Nature itself when progressives oppose conservatives. They truly see no parallel between the two situations.
And second, when conservatives have any success at all they go out of their tiny minds, because their entire Universe is out of joint. That’s why they are so desperate to find someone or something to blame.