Sean-Paul Kelley | San Antonio | January 18
The Agonist – In early January I explicitly stated that Congressional Democrats getting into a debate with Republicans was a loser on several counts. I said:
Today’s WaPo gives us another great reason why we should never get involved in negotiation reform packages with Republicans. Their package is so outrageous as to be a joke. But that’s the point. Now they might be able to neutralize the issue with Democrats, the same way they did Homeland Security in 2002. The stage is now set for them to call Congressional Democrats hypocrites on the issue because the Democrats won’t support a plan that is narrowly passed through the House and Senate.
Why the Democrats won’t take a page out of the Republican playbook is beyond me. Keep it simple: let’s enforce existing laws first. Why make the government bigger, with more rules?
Update: Bob Fertik says forget reform, remember revolution.