“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Silver Lining

With the Mark Foley disaster and the continuing Iraq quagmire threatening to tip the electoral scales in favor of Democrats in November, conservatives are wondering what we can expect for the next two years. What will Washington be like with a Republican president and at least one house of Congress controlled by Democrats? People are asking how anything will get accomplished when there is more partisan-based division than evere before. Well, here's what's good about the situation in which Bush veto's any spending bill the Dem's send across his desk and the Democrats refuse to allow a vote on any initiative of Bush's...GRIDLOCK!

That's right folks, gridlock is good! Think about it, no possibility of a disastrous amnesty for illegal aliens bill, no new spending of Americans' tax dollars, pressure to start winding things up in Iraq, Democrats being forced to show their hand when is comes to court nominations, Charlie Rangel holding impeachment hearings(disaster for Dems), Republicans finally recognizing that failure to stick to conservative principles means loss of power. With Washington gridlock, there are never new laws passed, which means no further restrictions on freedom and liberty of Americans...that's a good thing.

I'm not pulling for a Dem takeover of the House but if it happens, there is a bright side to be found.


Joe Camel said...

This must be left brain right rant thinking.
I do agree on some of the points made, but I can only focus on Hillary using this as political clout towards her '08 campaign. It is unfortunate, but in my mind, it is imperative that the house and senate remain in republican control until the '08 elections (and beyond). I also agree that the republicans need to get back to a more conservative position, and feel that they are realizing this as we speak.

Ed said...

Hopefully you are right, however, I fear that incumbent republicans are thinking only of preserving their grasp on power and not on serving the conservative base who elected them. Unfortunately, it may take a temporary loss of power to wake them up to the fact that only those incumbents who advance a small government, low tax, unintrusive, low spending agenda are safe from removal from office.

I hope you are right but so far they have proven that they are nothing but big-spending, lax on immigration, big government program moderates.