Friday, December 07, 2012

Another Improvement in Congress

I have been arguing for some time that the Tea Party has been the major obstacle to competent politics, and that this election cycle was their last hurrah.

Yesterday came a further sign that the prospects are improving for compromise and progress in Congress.  Senator Jim DeMint, the Tea Party leader, resigned his Senate seat to become head of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

DeMint's resignation in the middle of his term of actual power is reminiscent of Governor Sarah Palin's resignation in the middle of her term of actual power.

These resignations make sense: it is hard for people with an anti-government ideology to serve in government.  It is hard for people with an anti-compromise ideology to serve in a legislature.

I look forward to better normal government in the coming year.

10 comments:

KySocialist91 said...

I couldn't agree more, that and our own dear senator has decided to make a fool out of himself by filibustering his own proposal. What a joke.

earl g. said...

Another nasty blog...

gruntled said...

Do you disagree with my analysis, Earl?

earl g. said...

Yes I do but I guess your analysis was more snarky than nasty on second thought.

gruntled said...

How do you read the prospects for compromise in the Congress?

earl g. said...

Really bad...I am disappointed with both parties...

Frank said...

Republicans don't read well, Democrats do math well.

Frank said...

don't do math well

gruntled said...

You want to spell that out, Frank? (I may not read well :-) ).

Frank said...

Republicans have trouble reading the social tea leave leaves. Democrats have trouble with the debt and the deficit...both sides need to change.