“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Governing vs. Dictating

First it was healthcare.

Now it's financial services regulation.

Wonderboy doesn't believe in governing. Governing takes time, patience, an openness to the ideas of opponents, and a willingness to arrive at a result that will truly be embraced by a majority. It involves compromise.

Instead, our First Rookie demonizes anyone who disagrees with his preferred bill-du-jour.

You can't oppose his proposal. If you do, as Wonderboy targeted Republican Senators and, in particular, their leader, Mitch McConnell, you are called out to the American people as obstructing any and all 'reform.'

Never mind that those opposing the Dodd bill have legitimate concerns. Dodd's deeply flawed bill allows executive powers over the financial sector that are truly imperial. It enshrines 'too big to fail' so that the currently-large and powerful financial institutions gain advantages under the presumed cloak of government rescue.

There are other flaws, as well.

The point is, just because some dispute that Wonderboy's health care or financial 'reform' bills are, as Candide might judge them, the best possible bills in all the world, doesn't mean they are against all reform of these sectors.

Republicans have offered credible, useful ideas and bills in these areas, but have been ignored by Democrats and, most visibly, Wonderboy himself.

Wonderboy is, by his actions, a dictator. Pure and simple.

He does not govern. He does not wish to govern. He only wishes to dictate.

That's not how our Republic was designed to be.....governed!

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