Yesterday, commenting on the president’s expression of empathy with union supported mobs in New York, and his silence when Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. urged violence against the Tea Party; this writer asked, “What exactly is going on?”
Today Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Director Robby Mook may have answered the question. In an open expression of solidarity with the mobs, Mook asked for 100,000 signatures on an online petition supporting those who want “to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans.”
This invitation to class warfare is remarkably blatant even for desperate Democrats. And they are desperate as the possibility of defeat in 2012 looms ever more likely.
The petition is to be sent “ to Eric Cantor, Speaker Boehner, and the rest of reckless Republican leadership in Congress.”
The president has also complained about Congressional (read Republican) obstruction. Speaking to a Latino group in July, he said he wished he could “bypass Congress to get things done,” and in September he repeated that desire to another Latino group saying, “I’d like to work my way around Congress.”
Then there is Bev Perdue, the Democrat Governor of North Caroline, speaking at a Rotary Club event on September 27, who said, “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover.”
Former Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag expressed similar sentiments in a New Republic article, writing, “to solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions. We might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.”
Of course, this is the United States of America, not some South American dictatorship or Communist satrap where elections can be suspended at will. Unless, of course, the mobs turn violent, a real possibility given the unions’ proclivity for thuggery, not to mention the New Black Panthers’ unchastened display of voter intimidation, and the case is made that public safety is at risk.