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Friday, October 17, 2008

If Obama Wins: The Liberal SuperMajority

An opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal lays out in great detail what Americans will face if Barack Obama wins the presidency. The editorial begins:(emphasis added)
"If the current polls hold, Barack Obama will win the White House on November 4 and Democrats will consolidate their Congressional majorities, probably with a filibuster-proof Senate or very close to it. Without the ability to filibuster, the Senate would become like the House, able to pass whatever the majority wants."

"Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven't since 1965, or 1933. In other words, the election would mark the restoration of the activist government that fell out of public favor in the 1970s.
If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting, especially with the media cheering it all on."

The article continues with a check list of legislation which would almost surely pass if there is a filibuster-proof senate:
  • - Medicare for all. When HillaryCare cratered in 1994, the Democrats concluded they had overreached, so they carved up the old agenda into smaller incremental steps, such as Schip for children. A strongly Democratic Congress is now likely to lay the final flagstones on the path to government-run health insurance from cradle to grave. Mr. Obama wants to build a public insurance program, modeled after Medicare and open to everyone of any income.

  • The business climate. "We have some harsh decisions to make," Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned recently, speaking about retribution for the financial panic. Look for a replay of the Pecora hearings of the 1930s, with Henry Waxman, John Conyers and Ed Markey sponsoring ritual hangings to further their agenda to control more of the private economy....Democrats could cause the economic downturn to last longer than it otherwise will by enacting regulatory overkill like Sarbanes-Oxley. Something more punitive is likely as well, for instance a windfall profits tax on oil, and maybe other industries.
  • Union supremacy. One program certain to be given right of way is "card check." Unions have been in decline for decades, now claiming only 7.4% of the private-sector work force, so Big Labor wants to trash the secret-ballot elections that have been in place since the 1930s. The "Employee Free Choice Act" would convert workplaces into union shops merely by gathering signatures from a majority of employees, which means organizers could strongarm those who opposed such a petition....
  • Taxes. Taxes will rise substantially, the only question being how high....
  • The green revolution. A tax-and-regulation scheme in the name of climate change is a top left-wing priority....
  • Free speech and voting rights. A liberal supermajority would move quickly to impose procedural advantages that could cement Democratic rule for years to come....Felons may also get the right to vote nationwide, while the Fairness Doctrine is likely to be reimposed either by Congress or the Obama FCC....
  • Special-interest potpourri....The anti-antiterror lobby would be rewarded with the end of Guantanamo and military commissions...Google and MoveOn.org would get "net neutrality" rules, subjecting the Internet to intrusive regulation for the first time.
All things considered we are in for radical change the likes of which we haven't seen since 1965 or perhaps 1933! John McCain is closing the gap and a victory for McCain/Palin is still a possibility. We must redouble our efforts if we are to save our nation from rapacious leftists who crave and covet total power!
Tags: liberal supermajority,fillibuster-proof senate,socialism coming,socialism


Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is just one of many reasons people are voting form Obama

steadyjohn said...

Pardon me anon, but are you trying to say "people are voting from Obama"?

Anonymous said...

A liberal supermajority can only be created because of the flat out incompetence on 8 years of failed conservatism and deficit spending.

steadyjohn said...

You can call the last 8 years anything you like except conservatism because conservatism was not involved or employed.

Anonymous said...

steadyjohn....face reality

1) George W.Bush has nationalised several financial firms.

2) He started back in 2000 as a Social Conservative and leaves office as a Conservative Socialist.

Karl Marx would have been proud of him!!