Monday, July 12, 2010

Wobbly politicians deserve to lose

IS IT BEGINNING to seem like all of the nation's business is being put on hold until the November elections? Isn't that what the "nervous Democrats" are saying about immigration reform and other issues that divide the country? Yes, they are saying that. It once again places the stamp of approval on safe passage to Election Day by hiding offstage until the votes are counted. Meantime, the races will be gauged daily by elastic polls rather than the substance of the candidates' positions which, in the case of some, change every day. .

One could dream that the the pathway to winning would change to invite leadership on the nation's business. But the reports from the summer meeting of the National Governors' Association tell us otherwise.

There, some Democratic governors were quoted as lamenting that the Justice Department has sued Arizona for its soon to be enforced new immigrant law. It would be naive not to believe that the first order of business of any pol is to win with the least provocation of the voters. If there is an ounce of courage in this notion, I have haven't seen it in more than four decades of witnessing politics in the trenches. With the internet so pervasive and immediate, it's only gotten worse.

So be it. The only remaining truth in all of this is the enduring cliche that the people get the government that they deserve. And if wobbly Democrats still lose, tee-hee.

1 comment:

PJJinOregon said...

The Dems have crawled into bed, pulled the covers up over their eyes with a plan to sleep until the November elections are over. Their hope is that the elections will just be a bad dream. Sorry Dems, the producers of "Dallas" used that device several years ago but J.R. was still around when Bobby awakened. There is one change however - Ewing is now Rightwing.