New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman laments our ineffective form of government, wishing for the efficacy of tyranny. No kidding. Some zingers from this idiotic piece. This is surreal. Bold emphasis mine.
"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages."OXYGEN! Nurse, OXYGEN, STAT! WTF (excuse the sophomoric abbreviation)?? One party AUTOCRACY certainly has its drawbacks?? But if the tyranny is spearheaded by an enlightened group of people, like Friedman and other Leftists, then we have to give tyranny/autocracy its due. This is what passes for intelligence at the New York Times?
"With a few notable exceptions, the Republican Party is standing, arms folded and saying 'no'”
Aside from his praise for the swift and decisive (and liberty depleting) actions of autocracy, Mr. Friedman is ignoring the multitude of Republican ideas on reforming health care - interstate portability, tort reform, market driven solutions that will keep the governments tentacles out of health care. The one saying "no" in this instance is Obama. Republicans - like anyone who understands the natural tendency toward misery and tyranny that unchecked government brings - are certainly correct to say no.
But the first quote is what is so surreal to me. Of course, tyrants can get things done quickly, because they need not concern themselves with the natural, God Given Liberties that their actions will squash. Mr Friedman, if you want to grant your government that kind of power, there a far more autocracies in the world than there are true, free, limited Constitutional Governments. Go live in Red China, then.
"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks."
What a buffoon. I can't believe what I just read.
Remember, Bush was a tyrant.