Posted on | December 7, 2012 | 15 Comments
We Americans are not easily inspired. Forty years of reform have left us more cynical, not less — and not just about Congress but also about the very idea of “reform.” Eighty percent of Americans surveyed by Clarus believe that the reforms Congress has passed “have been designed more to help current members of Congress get re-elected [than] to improve the system.” The biggest challenge for the next reform is not just substance but also believability: It must convince America that it, finally, offers real change.
WHAT. REFORM. SIR?
European-style, unaffordable entitlements are up. Are THESE intellectually insulting, Constitutional-rights-crushing vote-buying schemes the “reform” you’re on about?
Respect begins with listening. It is fed by open debate. And it is encouraged by the belief that the hard work of organizing — the work that produced almost 2 million signatures demanding real change — will be at least as important in this process as the favors of insiders.
What makes you think that the likes of Princess “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Pelosi gives a Flying. French. Fornication. what you, I, or any of the peasants think? Sir, we’re simply in the midst of an ersatz aristocracy here, with every grubby implication that entails.
It is time for Democrats finally to steal a move from the Republican’s playbook: Boldness inspires. If there’s going to be a Tea Party for Reform, Democrats must start talking about ideas that give people a real reason to get excited.
Barack “#OccupyResoluteDesk” Obama has been pissing down your back and telling your it’s raining for years. When was the last time Captain Superior signed a budget into law? I know, bad news is always somebody else’s fault, isn’t it?
Prof. Lessig, you’re not a dummy. Stop acting like one.