Thursday, November 16, 2006

Americans Voted for Gridlock: A Do-Nothing Seinfeld Congress

From NY Times columnist John Tierney: "I’m afraid the election results still haven’t registered in Washington. Democrats and Republicans keep making noises about working together to accomplish great things. But that’s not what Americans voted for. They voted for gridlock.

They gave Congress a Seinfeld mandate to do nothing. The Democrats offered no bold new ideas, and they were rewarded with victory. Voters would like them to mop up the messes made by Republicans, but that’s it. Find a way out of Iraq, and then avoid any more excellent adventures dreamed up by neoconservatives."

Read more here.

By the way, this is libertarian John Tierney's last NY Times column for now: "I hate to abandon my libertarian comrades here fighting in the belly of the beast, but this is the right moment to leave. After six years of libertarians reluctantly electing Republicans as the lesser of two evils, we’ve finally had enough. We’ve voted out big-government conservatism, and the result is the happy state of gridlock. For now, our work is done. See you in January in a new column on a new page."


At 11/16/2006 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see him leave. The country is fed up with Sean Hanity "wantabes." If the democrats offer no new initiatives, the country is still much better off, because they will at least prevent the destructions that this administration and its congress has brought about to the US and the rest of the world.


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