I have to ask, because when they called me tonight to solicit a donation, the script of complaints about Obama had nothing to do with outrageous government spending, the likely expansion of infanticide and abortion, stealth taxes, or restrictions on civil liberties. They harped on his actions with the (irrelevant) UN and bowing to foreign dignitaries.
This post will doubtless bring some sort of triumphal reaction from my friends that are Obama supporters. But I’d suggest that glee in the face of an inept or toothless opposition party is extremely unwise.
A robust party system is a democratic necessity, and protection against excess. Should it fail to exist–especially in an age of politics as polarized as our own–it can lead to very bad things. Things like revolt or civil war. There is increasing talk of such possibilities, and it is by no means isolated to demagogues or nutjobs. Some of that talk is coming from very solid, patriotic intellectuals, members of both sides of the political spectrum (Orson Scott Card, a Reagan/Kennedy Democrat, is one who sees such a possibility).
People, we may have to take matters into our own hands, because the politicians of both parties aren’t listening…