Nov 14, 201411:29 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Elections? Progressives don’t need no stinkin’ elections!
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Convincing each other of their own superiority, the progressives who forcibly occupied the Capitol in late winter 2011 chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.”
The spectacular fail of Scott Walker’s recall the following year entitled his victorious running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, to rejoin: “THIS is what democracy looks like.” Now, losing to Walker for a third time in four years despite (or because of) the target Big Labor painted on his back has soured the Blue Fist brigade — not on redistributionism, identity politics, or big government but on democracy itself.
Damn the will of the people, full speed ahead!
The marginalized president is already hunkering down in the bunker on immigration and global climate change. Closer to home, the chief bitter-ender at The Corporation That Wants to Geld the First Amendment demands that Democrats become the party of no, and damn bipartisanship!
“Just say no, Mr. President — again and again,” says the proprietor of Progressive Fun Land, Paul Fanlund. He writes:
Obama, whom I believe historians will regard as a top-tier president, must position himself as the bulwark against an onslaught of changes that would cripple government’s ability to function, perhaps for generations.
Like Obamacare’s ability to function? Cash for Clunkers? The miscalculation on Syria? The IRS targeting conservative organizations? Actually, Mr. Fanlund, it was Harry Reid who crippled government’s ability to function. Sometime next week, Congress will put a bill on the president’s desk authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline, sponsored by a Republican in the House and a Democrat in the Senate who needs this bill to pass if she wants to remain in office. (“With Landrieu in peril, Dems suddenly decide it’s urgent to pass Keystone bill” — Washington Examiner.) Keystone is just one of some 300 bills Harry Reid bottled up in authoritarian fashion.
Hold it! The Way Out There Detection Device is picking up radio waves from Uncle Joe Biden: “And, when I say the middle class, the first time I said it, and I referred to myself as ‘Middle Class Joe,’ you know in Washington that’s not meant as a compliment. It means you’re not sophisticated.”
I’m with Professor Stupid
The Policy Werkes acquired this Japanese Army-surplus Way Out There Detection Device (batteries not included) to observe progressive resistance to the ballot box.
Progressives once celebrated the states as the laboratories of democracy, but only when its experiments resulted in bigger government, apparently. “We progressives and centrists in Wisconsin have no elected bulwark against becoming even more of a laboratory for tea party ideas,” cries Mr. Fanlund.
No elected bulwark? Then impose one by fiat!
Proves my thesis that progressivism is the philosophy of self-appointed experts, not of the people. “Progressives exalted the methodology of science under the meticulous supervision of a self-selected elite,” writes Daniel Okrent in Last Call, the Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Prohibition was the King Kong of big government nanny statism.
Just ask Jonathan Gruber, “one of the main architects of the Affordable Care Act,” according to National Public Radio. Gruber is on record saying Obamacare was enacted thanks to the “stupidity of the American voter.” Four different times. Imagine if this had come out before Nov. 4!
This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.
Scratch a progressive and find contempt for the American voter. Just ask Mike Tate and Chris Larson about top-down decision-making.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: So much for compromise. Your president sicced the IRS on conservatives. Your Milwaukee DA conducted pre-dawn speech police raids in a never-ending secret vendetta. You boycotted businesses and occupied our Capitol. You threatened violence and boycotts. You put this state through two years of recall elections. We won anyway. Now you want Obama to go “full Mussolini” (credit to the anonymous poster at Nov. 13, 8:07 p.m.). I can only say, Bring It!
My co-conspirator Col. Tim Donovan (retired) has a gift for graphic arts. We’ll be featuring more of The Donovan File here at the Stately Manor.