So Bill Clinton is taking out the bully stick against the Republican Congress.
“That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy…” <Huffington Post, link>
Many friends and family of mine fail this basic test of American Constitutional government (as does Slick Willie when he talks like this) by not realizing that the Founding Fathers created gridlock in our national government on purpose.
The Founders feared an overly meddlesome and corrupt central power, and trusted in the local wisdom and self-government of the citizenry. If national politicians fought with each other, then so much the better because they would be less likely to do bad things. And if they really wanted to get anything done, they would have to compromise with each other. Either way, the system was deemed to be working.
But there is a much more fun argument to make in the face of Liberals who get so upset about the allegedly evil “Republican obstructionism” and Republicans who exist solely to “stop Barack Obama at every turn”.
Here is a hint:
This man, Donald Trump, scares Liberals more than any man I can remember. It is breathtaking in fact — I believe they may be having night sweats about the prospect of him becoming president of the United States.
And so I ask these Liberals: if your dream of a Democrat party takeover of Congress comes true, and Trump is the president, how will you feel when Democrats in Congress “exist solely to stop Donald Trump”?
Will you claim that “Democrats are the problem in Washington”?
Will you blame Democrats for “obstruction” and chastise them for “not finding common ground” with the president?
No, you won’t.
You will forget you ever vilified Republicans in Congress for the very same behavior you will beg your Democrats to exhibit on your behalf.
Because you are blinded by partisanship, rather than enlightened by the Founders’ design.