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Why Do Liberals Distrust Democracy?

I heard MSNBC's Ed Schultz say he'd support cheating to keep Brown from winning in Massachusetts, and I just shook my head.

http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/jan/16/ed-schultz-id...

You don't hear that kind of thing coming out of Rush Limbaugh or anyone else on the Right.

But then I put it together with everything else going on, and there appears to be a pattern here: the left wing sure seems to be sending a pretty loud signal that they don't trust democracy at all. The health care issue is just one example. We have Republicans locked out of the process, deals getting cut behind closed doors with only one party present and no cameras,and now if Brown wins there's talk about delaying the count and delaying certification until after the health care vote. That looks to me like people desperate to jam their agenda through before the will of the people can stop them -- almost like they know the game is up. And yet it just keeps snowballing -- the more things crumble, the more openly desperate and despotic they're becoming.

All of his hubris is going to destroy the Democratic party, and yet they just keep stacking more wood around their own funeral pyres. I've never seen anything like it. I'm pretty conservative, but still think there's room at the table for all opinions. I think most Americans feel the same way -- they don't like seeing ANY party throw the democratic process out the window in favor of autocratic rule. This isn't the change we wanted.

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Re: Why Do Liberals Distrust Democracy?

What could be really interesting is if the Brown/Coakley goes the way of Franken/Coleman. It looks like tomorrows election is going to be tight and it wouldn't be surprising to see a recount coming down the pipe.

The D's are basically in a catch 22. If they ram it through without a firm result or before Brown is seated, there will be a backlash. If they wait and Brown is seated the health care reform will most likely go down the tube and those up for mid-term will have little to show voters after two years in the house.

If Brown wins, the D's that want to get re-elected had better wait until Brown is seated.

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Re: Why Do Liberals Distrust Democracy?

Here's another example: Barney Frank on Air America arguing for getting rid of the filibuster (and its need for a 60 vote majority).

http://www.breitbart.tv/barney-frank-god-didnt-create-the-filibuster/

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Re: Why Do Liberals Distrust Democracy?

They do seem to be against freedom of choice unless it's a teenager wanting condoms, abortions or needles for drug use. Then of coarse they're for it. The party without morals, standards or integrity. But lots of change.

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