Wednesday, May 11, 2005

And They Call it Democracy

Sorry I haven't updated as much recently; work has kept me busy.

This story from E. J> Dionne caught my eye today. He talks about how the GOP is exacting revenge for how they were treated in the 90s. It's not the most interesting column until you get to the end. He quotes conservative activist, Grover Norquist who shares he thoughts about the Opposition:

"Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans," he told Richard Leiby of The Post. "Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant. But when they've been 'fixed,' then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful."

That gives "Loyal Opposition" a whole new meaning.

You know, I can disagree with the Democrats. I can even say that there stand patness on the whole Social Security debate is not the best tactic in the long run. But I also think that is their right to do in a democracy. The Opposition is supposed to oppose and present another view. They have every right to obstruct, just as Republicans would if we were in the minority. Oh and note to Grover, There will be a day that we will be in the minority. You see, there is this thing called elections and sometimes people don't always want the same party in power. Sometimes the majority party loses. That's called democracy.

Many in my party act like they won 90 percent of the vote. They feel that the Dems should just roll over and that they should do want they want. Okay, reality check. The GOP only won by three points in the presidential race. And yes, the GOP won majorities in both houses of Congress. But there are many who didn't vote GOP and they need to represented as well. If Grover wants a docile opposition, let him go to Egypt with it's faux democracy.

God help the GOP when the Dems get a brain and win. There is going to be hell to pay.


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