Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Sharp Lurch to the Left

The night before the election Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly News, wrote the following: "For the first time since the 1960's, (the years of dreams and nightmares) liberal Democrats are dominant. They are all but certain to have a lopsided majority in the House, and either a filibuster-proof Senate. (They didn't quite make it, my comments) If Obama wins today they'll have an ideological ally in the White House.

A sharp lurch to the left and enactment of a liberal agenda, or major parts of it, are all but inevitable. (The inevitable has happened, my comments). The centrist limits in an earlier era of Democratic control are gone. In the short run, Democrats MAY be constrained by the weak economy and a large budget deficit. Tax hikes and massive spending programs, except those bill as "job creation", may have to be delayed.

But much of their agenda--(the Kremlin style, my comment) "card-check" proposal to end secret ballots in union elections, the Fairness Doctrine to stifle conservative talk radio, (Kremlin style, my comment) liberal judicial nominees, trade restrictions, retreat from Iraq, talks with Iran (sure, reason with people who want to kill 50% of Americans, we know the ones Iran would spare, my comments)-these don't require spending".

Don't expect much lag time. The liberal left wing Democrats want to move quickly.

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