Posted on | September 15, 2012 | 17 Comments
Not disputing Senator Mike Lee’s point here:
It’s true that there isn’t any state* passed from Congress to Congress, the debt, itself, surely counts. Also, mandatory spending, e.g. Social Security, counts. Though one surmises that debt and entitlements can be thought of more as a noose than any specific legal binding, like an international treaty.
So, there is:
- $16 trillion of debt,
- no budget in north or three years,
- the Executive branch openly legislating and blowing off Congress.
My fellow Americans: this November is not the most important election of your lifetimes. This November is a referendum on the 1787 Constitution itself. While not passing myself off as a prophet, the early Obama Administration postvarication, where BHO supported Zelaya in Honduras, before realizing that was tipping his hand too greatly, would come around again in a second Obama Administration.
And given a second four years to drive this country into the dirt, Congress is bound to become as feckless as the Roman Senate in the later years.
In the case where BHO wins re-election, but Congress goes to full GOP control, then it becomes a question of whether Boehner & McConnell are packing the gear to reign in #OccupyResoluteDesk. Left to swing, Boehner & McConnell will swing left.
This is the point of the post-Progressive era: politics is no longer a spectator sport. We’re all on the swim team in the pool of debt, and if you’re not treading water and involved in making your voice heard, you’re drowning.