The Battle of Madison, where Obama, Pelosi, the AFL-CIO, Jackson, the teachers unions and the Alinskyite left are refusing to accept the results of the 2010 election and taking to the streets to break state governments, is shaping up as the first engagement in the Battle for America. What will be decided?What Mr. Obama and his teleprompter apparently fail to understand, is that such tactics should only be used when in possession of overwhelming popular support -- or as a last resort.
Can the states, with new governments elected by the people, roll back government to prevent a default? Or will the states be forced by street protests, work stoppages by legislators, and strikes by state employees and teachers to betray the people who elected them? Will they be forced to raise taxes ad infinitum to feed the government's insatiable appetite for tax dollars?
In short, does democracy work anymore in America?
What Obama has done will come back to haunt him. He has encouraged if not incited an angry and alienated left that lost the country in a free election to overturn the results of that election by street protests and invasions of state capitols. _Buchanan
Obama's attempt to force state governments to accept their own economic demise is not likely to succeed. It is a question of how badly Obama's Alinskyite tactics will fail, and how disastrously these failures will boomerang back to hurt his own standing in national and international circles.
There are times when a wise person should choose not to fight, or to choose to fight a more covert war. This would seem to be such a time, when ordinary taxpayers are already stressed to their limits by government overspending, mismanagement, and overtaxation and overregulation.
For Obama and his thuggish allies to double down on their own stupidity may be typical of the breed, but played out on a national and international stage it is an insanely foolish tack.