Friday, November 22, 2013

Shooting Tom Jefferson in the Face



The Color of War
"... the most important and most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules
since Thomas Jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country,”

“This is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules since Thomas Jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country,” declared Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee. “It’s another raw exercise of political power to permit the majority to do whatever it wants whenever it wants to do it.”

ADA's president is Lynn Woolsey. Its vice presidents include such notables as Elijah Cummings, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Jan Schakowsky. And among its honorary presidents are Barney Frank, John Lewis, Jim McDermott, George McGovern, and Charles Rangel. The organization's national director is Michael Wilson, a former official with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. (Discover The Networks)
The decision to press the button on the so-called nuclear option was no doubt cathartic for a Democratic majority driven to distraction by Republican obstructionism. President Obama had predicted his re-election would break the partisan fever gripping Washington, especially since the Tea Party movement swept Republicans to control of the House. It did not.

“Doing nothing was no longer an option,” said Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, one of a new breed of Democrats who have pressed to reform Senate rules.

"... one of the new breed of Democrats who have pressed to reform Senate rules...," says the New York Times,  after sticking their heads out of the cloistered confines of brick wall Liberalism,  and blinded by light.  

The Americans For Democratic Action
combined average score for Senate Democrats in 2012 was 90% (Republican-12%), much the same as the 2010 chart above.  The numbers spiked upward, from 70% to 90%,  during the the Clinton era. New breed, indeed.

You will be very hard pressed to find any disagreement between the ADA and  Communist Party USA (CPUSA) since the late 80's,  when Democrats began ratcheting leftward in a big way.

 It is, or should be, the "DUH" of the year to say that Communism is inimical to the American Way of Life we all claim to love, even as Liberals throw great chunks of it down the sewer on a regular basis.  By any standard then,
this is the picture of today's two party system, no hyperbole intended,  The only difference is that Democrats have succeeded where the Red armies could not.  'Nuff said.