Friday, December 30, 2011

Mitch McConnell Does Not Believe in Democracy


Mitch McConnell Does Not Believe in Democracy:

I have spent an hour now trying to figure out how the headline explaining what Mitch McConnell was doing here was unfair to the turtleish Senate minority leader:

Mitch McConnell: We Must Rewrite The Constitution Because 'Elections' Haven't 'Worked'

I finally gave up. This is precisely what McConnell is arguing here, and on behalf of the stupidest idea in the history of American politics, too. He is announcing, quite seriously, that elections that do not accord with his wishes are simply illegitimate. There is now no point in trying to distinguish between the fringes of the Republican base, and the party's respectable leadership in Washington. American conservatism has become lawless, and its political vehicle has demonstrated itself to be little more than front for well-tailored gangsterism.

"We've tried elections. Nothing has worked."

Why isn't this all over the news? The Minority Leader of the United States Senate has declared himself to be an enemy of democracy. More to the point...

Go read the rest.--SS

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