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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The left has had it with democracy

James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal notes the number of Leftists who are stating that the country needs is a good dictator. Rome, in its transition from a Republic to an Empire had the same kind of people in charge.

North Carolina's Gov. Beverly Perdue thought suspending elections might be the answer to the nation’s problems.

Peter Orzag in the New Republic believes that unelected and unaccountable “experts” should have the power of life and death.

Thomas Friedman of the NY Times admires the way that the Chinese rulers are able to run things without having to worry about what the people of China think.

Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker is content with calling Republicans “insane” and regrets that he can’t keep them from voting or send them to an insane asylum.

The reason that Democrats are ready to give up on democracy is that they seem to realize that there is a very powerful change coming.

Why are Democrats suddenly so undemocratic? Probably because they fear that this observation, from Nile Gardiner in a blog post for London's Daily Telegraph, will turn out to be accurate:

The United States is undergoing one of the biggest political revolutions in its post-war history, and perhaps the most important since Ronald Reagan, with an emphatic rejection of the idea that government knows best when it comes to handling key domestic issues, especially relating to the economy. . . .
Barack Obama could well end up being the last big government president of the United States, a nation that simply cannot afford the lavish excesses of an imperious presidency that drains the pay-checks of hard-working Americans with impunity and reckless abandon. The historic loss of faith in the federal government under Obama has combined with growing support across America for a return to the limited government ideals of the Founding Fathers.

Have you ever noticed that when the country is badly governed the media begin to repeat the refrain that it’s no longer governable, or in this case, that it’s time to turn to un-elected rulers.   It's the fascist streak that's an undercurrent inthe Liberal camp.

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