Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Our Greatest Fears

Trying to get a comment loaded into Frank Rich of the NYTimes' column at 8:30 am Eastern and I was too late. I'm just going to have to stay up all night and try it right after it's posted.

Here's Mr. Rich's column.

This would have been my comment had I gotten it in on time.

Thanks for the links. I appreciate your online column for great links, especially if it's one I missed on my own.

We are entering a legislative desert. Of all the permutations of which party holds which branch of government, a Democratic president with Republican control of either house of Congress is the second worst setup we could have.

A Republican president with a Democratic controlled Congress is the best. While as a group, Republicans march lockstep with only insignificant exceptions, control of Democrats is like herding cats. Enough independently minded Democrats will cross over and support a Republican president's initiatives and legislation will move forward. Unfortunately for us, the opposite is not true.

By the way, we just witnessed a Democratic president with his party's super majority in Congress. I don't know about you, but I couldn't tell the difference from a simple majority. Just shows how uncontrollable the Democratic Party is.

The worst permutation? A Republican president with a super majority in Congress. We will certainly need prayer in school should that ever happen. The Republican Country Club's hidden agenda mentioned in FR's column would be realized.