Thursday, April 30, 2009

American conservatism: Slip-sliding away.


Go. Read. And then ponder this -- the Obama budget passed the U.S. House of Representatives without a single GOP vote. Not one. And if the Arlen Specter switch sticks and Al Franken is finally seated, the Democrats will have a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate and the ability to completely, totally and utterly ignore the Republicans.

At which point, Canada's wanks -- who have been salivating over the prospect of a Stephen Harper majority and the unrestricted legislative control it would give them -- will suddenly decry the danger to democracy that comes with the lack of a viable opposition for checks and balances on unlimited power.

Remember, you read it here first.

2 comments:

MgS said...

Of course - Canada's Conservative Base lives in Alberta - a province which hasn't had meaningful opposition since Don Getty sat on the throne.

Alpha Male said...

Our Conservatives are still to the left of their Democrats. I do not think the current PMO is going to mind much a Democrat majority which is going to b warmer to Canada then any Republican ever was.