Friday, May 17, 2013

Quote of the Day

Here’s the hard thing Republicans have to do if they don’t want this crisis [IRS scandal] to go to waste: they have to ignore their id, the temptation of the sugar high of partisan point-scoring. They must willfully set aside Obama’s presence in the fray, leaving the short term personalized attacks on the table, and go after the much bigger prize. Obama isn’t running for office again. Liberalism is. Making this about him is a short term boost to the pleasure center of the conservative brain. Making this about the inherent falsehood of the progressive project will help conservatism win.

The progressive answer to this is more rules and regulators, more agencies and safeguards and accountability projects. Republicans should recognize this intervention for the ridiculousness it is – creating more federal entities to watch over federal entities – and focus their arguments instead on the only solution which will actually work: removing power from the federal government and returning it to the states or the people. The only way to ensure that government doesn’t abuse a power is to make sure it doesn’t have this power in the first place.

Found here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The progressive answer to this is more rules and regulators, more agencies.." I think you are wrong with the agency aspect; I expect there will be a consolidation of power under the agency that Janet runs -it fits a pattern