[digg-reddit-me]<sarcasm>After 28 years of a Washington in which at least 2 of the 3 branches of government were controlled by Republicans1 and after 6 of the past 8 years, all 3 branches of government have been controlled by the Republicans – the speakers at the Republican convention yesterday declared that it was time for a change.2
For, how can Washington be conservative if judges, on occasion, protect constitutional rights! (Or as Mitt Romney says, in that classic totalitarian formulation: “awards constitutional rights.”) If a Republican Congress working with a Republican President increases spending at a greater rate than any Democratic administration in history – then Washington must really be liberal! And that massive deficit as a result of the huge increases in spending by Republicans and tax cuts to the largest companies and wealthiest individuals – those wily liberals must have snookered the Republicans into that as well.
Oh yes – those liberals are destroying the country. It’s time for a change – from one Republican administration to another!
Normally, in a democracy, the way you reform a party is by tossing it out of power until it learns its lesson and gets its act together. But the McCain-Palin plan is to reform Republicanism by keeping Republicans in control of the White House and most of the powerful posts in the federal government. That’ll show them.
After 28 years of Republican rule, all they need is one more chance to get it right!</sarcasm>
- With the exception of the two year interval in which Bill Clinton was President and the Congress was controlled by the Democrats. [↩]
- As Mitt Romney said: “Last week, the Democrats talked about change. But let me ask you — what do you think Washington is right now, liberal or conservative? Is a Supreme Court liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with constitution rights? It’s liberal! Is a government liberal or conservative that puts the interests of the teachers union ahead of the needs of our children? It’s liberal! Is a Congress liberal or conservative that stops nuclear power plants and offshore drilling, making us more and more dependent on Middle East tyrants? It’s liberal! Is government spending — excluding inflation — liberal or conservative if it doubles since 1980? It’s liberal! [↩]