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I Keep Saying: “People Don’t Scale”

Posted on | June 4, 2012 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Da Tech Guy catches up on Brett Kimberlin and Wisconsin, and makes the following observation:

With Wisconsin looking horrible and the National election starting to show signs of the cracks that have been obvious for a year the party has to go all in to keep 2012 from being a rout that shatters them on both a national and a state level.
The problem You can’t go “all in ” without the activists, and with the party as far left as it now is the activists are the people doing the very things that make the democrats unelectable.

You might be tempted to think that by having a representative government, we aggregate our individual wisdom and, as a society, make decisions that are orders of magnitude wiser than we would as individuals.

The behavior of the Left, and our government as a whole, seems to put that idea to rest. Instead, we’ve arrived at a place where even passing a budget, much less balancing the legislative joke that the budget had become, is “like, way too hahrd, dude”.

I submit that government idiocy is like a sine wave. We’re (hopefully) bottoming out now. If we learn anything from all this, a good lesson may be that secular organizations, political parties, and governments are simply not the places to go looking for human redemption. At best, these entities can minimize and stabilize the corruption present in every human heart. Hopefully, the current crop of Lefties represent the worst.

Let’s hear it for the Constitution and enumerated powers, shall we?

Update: Ace offers “People Don’t Scale, EU edition”.

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Comments

  • http://proteinwisdom.com/ McGehee

    I submit that government idiocy is like a sine wave. We’re (hopefully) bottoming out now.

    Please, God, let the depth of this wave turn out to have been a freak harmonic, a “rogue wave” that won’t happen again for a LONG time!

  • PaulLemmen

    Amen and AMEN!

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Heh, I’m not so hopeful…everyone gets their turn at idiocy after all.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Sadly, we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The more sunlight the more this mold will retreat to the cracks and edges.  

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Mike Leavitt on the transition team……yay!
    So filled with hope right now that things are going to change for the better, so very.

  • Shawny

    I totally agree.  Blinded with finally gaining power, they so arrogantly overplayed their hand that the entire network, agenda, methods and players are being exposed.  So foolishly overestimated themselves and underestimated their opponents that they’ve risked everything worked for for decades.   They know their big chance has failed.   So if we think we really hate what’s going on right now, hold on to your ass for plan B. 

  • Adobe_Walls

    While they have indeed overplayed their hand believing that total power was in their grasp, the left in fact gained substantive power early in the 20th century. As the left created new programs and the departments and agencies to implement them the left infiltrated the lower and middle levels of every regulatory and policy implementing entity. This positioned them to fight any and all efforts to roll back the gains they make under administrations friendly to their goals. I submit that this would include every administration with the possible exception of Reagan’s since Coolidge. While it’s often remarked that Carter created the Department of Education few seem to remember that it was Nixon who created the EPA and OSHA. While it was GW’s policy to expand development of our nations resources his EPA was funding court actions and studies via NGOs diametrically opposed to this policy. This type of activity is done in every department and agency from HUD to EPA to Agriculture and it will never stop without eradicating the left and at a minimum eviscerating every Federal Department and Agency.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mprogers Mike Rogers

    I’m hearing about malware and other targetted attacks on bloggers.
    what the heck is the underlying link for the Ace comment?
    http://minx.cc/?post=329831

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Looks like Ace purged the URL from his post.