I was just reading a comment about "liberals" who were glad that the Supreme Court had overturned med-pot laws, because otherwise they might have undermined the broad intepretation of the Commerce Clause that the "progressive" regulatory state depends on. [Note--Drizzten
quotes many nauseating examples
of liberal relief over the Raich decision] Well, I hope the Devil is stoking the coals to make an especially hot place in Hell for them. They'd rather live under fascism than risk losing control of the welfare-regulatory state. They're like the Communists in Madrid, who preferred losing to Franco over sharing a victory with anarchists. Shit, if Bush proposed suspension of habeas corpus and slave labor detention camps for "subversives," people like Reid would probably just demand that the guards have civil service protection and be unionized under AFGE locals.The Nation
's Kristina Vandenheuvel appeared on a talking head show immediately after 9-11, and gloated that "the era of big government is back," exulting that Americans were over their unfortunate distrust of the government. Thirty years ago, in "The Crisis of Democracy," Samuel Huntington was lamenting that the post-Watergate level of distrust of government made the public ungovernable, and prevented the power elite from having the free hand it needed to run this country without interference. Nice that he and Vandenheuvel have something to agree on. Saves time trying to tell the men and the pigs apart.
If I could have gotten my hands on her at that moment, I believe I would have cheerfully taken her apart one piece at a time.