When the left starts talking about nations becoming ungovernable, stock up on guns and ammo, because that usually means they’ll start forcefully agitating for a more governable country according to their definition of governability.
And thus it begins here.
Various others on the left are saying it.
Andrew Sullivan has joined the bandwagon over the potential of a Scott Brown victory.
Yes, I’m gloomy. Not because I was so wedded to this bill, although I think it’s a decent enough start. But because if America cannot grapple with its deep and real problems after electing a new president with two majorities, then America’s problems are too great for Americans to tackle.
The alleged ungovernability of the American Republic will be just one more crisis for the left to seize upon and change. The reforms of the 1800’s in Britain came after organized rioting through the nation — in fact, we are probably fortunate to be the product of British governance. The agitation over ungovernability is generally relatively less violent in former British colonies than in the former colonies of Spain, Germany, France, or the Russian Empire.
At best, we will no doubt see the Democrats seriously contemplate further willful ignorance of long time precedent and the rules of fair play and common decency. At worse . . . well, let’s hope for the best.Something, however, is coming.
Members of the negotiation teams for Kankakee School District 111 and the Kankakee Federation of Teachers sat down at 9 a.m. Tuesday -- the first day of a teachers' strike, locking out 5,500 students -- for a fresh round of contract talks.(from daily-journal.com)
The districtwide teachers' strike was called after a negotiation session held Friday brought no resolution. School was not in session Saturday, Sunday or Monday, nor were there any negotiation sessions held.
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(from michellemalkin.com) -- The SEIU dumped more than $1 million into Martha Antoinette Coakley’s coffers and has nothing to show for it.
In a significant turning point for Big Labor, the “persuasion of power” thuggery of the Purple Shirts failed.
But instead of apologizing to his rank-and-file members for wasting their money (which SEIU President Andy Stern’s SEIU goons have a long habit of doing), Stern responded to the Coakley defeat by echoing Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer and blaming GOP obstructionism.
Stern’s statement just posted on the SEIU website:
Washington, DC -Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andy Stern released the following statement after Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts.
“Today is no different than yesterday or the day before or the day before that. Pat DeJong will still wake up in Libby, Montana. Pat is still mourning the loss of her husband and the selling of his family’s ranch because of his medical bills. And, Pat will still go to the bed side of her patients each day, providing excellent care, still lacking coverage of her own,” said SEIU President Andy Stern. “Pat’s reality is the reality millions of working people face every day. One political election does not change the fact that Pat and hardworking families across this country have been asking for and deserve fundamental reforms.
“The reason Ted Kennedy’s seat is no longer controlled by a Democrat is clear: Washington’s inability to deliver the change voters demanded in November 2008. Make no mistake, political paralysis resulted in electoral failure,” Stern said.
“During the past year, Republicans refused to do anything but stand in the way of change and Democratic Senators took too long to do too little. And tonight, the Senate bears the consequences for its failure to act decisively but the American people are the ones left paying the price. If our elected officials don’t recognize that every day more working families fall victim to Washington’s failure to act, the elections next November will result in the same.
“Today’s vote must be a wake-up call that now is the time for bold action. Time to stand up to politics as usual. Time to stand up to Republican scare and stall tactics. And time to speak up for working families.
“The Senate may have squandered the trust the American people gave to Washington in 2008. But now, every member of Congress and the Administration must act with a renewed sense of purpose to show working families whose side they are on and deliver meaningful change to every American. This is not the time for timidity. It is time to show the courage and strength of conviction to move this country forward and bring working families the change they need. It starts by passing health insurance reform and giving Pat and millions of people like her the security and peace of mind they deserve.”
Someone needs to show him that Luntz focus group video.
Also, those tasty photos of rank-and-file SEIU members revolting against their leaders:
(Photo via Voting Female)