Let's Hear It For Gridlock: "Hip, Hip, Hooray!"

We are hearing lots of moans and groans today, from those who think the government should solve every problem we have, about the "gridlock" in Congress.  Gridlock is supposedly a terrible thing, because the "people" want something done.  Many of the "moderates", i.e., those whose vote depends upon which way the wind is blowing, are resigning, leaving Congress to the "ideologues," who have that august body "gridlocked" so that it can't do anything. 

Well, let me tell you something, folks.  I'm all for gridlock, and hope we have more of it.  In fact, I hope Congress stays gridlocked until the Lord comes back.  Then they can pass whatever they want to in hell because I don't plan on being there.  And they'll probably make hell worse, because if anybody could do it, it's Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

There are two main reasons I'm for "gridlock" in Congress.

Number one, if Congress isn't doing anything, that means people have to take care of themselves, which is what they ought to be doing in the first place.  We shouldn't be looking to Congress--via somebody else's money which we haven't earned and doesn't belong to us--to provide our health care, we need to be finding ways to provide for our own.  Let's see if we can uncover some solutions to our "problems" that don't involve Congress passing a one-size-fits-all piece of legislation that will probably create greater problems than it set out to solve.  The members of Congress don't know how to solve my problems, only I do; and it's up to me to do it.  People who are looking to Congress to provide answers to their individual problems are going to be dependent all their lives.  And that's not fair to those who take care of themselves and provide for their own.

Number two, I love gridlock because every time Congress passes a bill, that means more money out of my back pocket, usually for something I don't want or need.  I can't remember the last time Congress passed a law that I thought was useful.  But I end up paying for it anyway.

So I say, "Hooray for gridlock!"

But, folks, do you realize that there really isn't any gridlock in Washington?  For all the hoopla we are hearing about it, it really doesn't exist.  The Democrats have huge majorities in both houses of Congress; they could pass any bill they wanted to and there isn't a single, solitary thing the Republicans could do about it.  Well, with the election of Scott Brown, they can filibuster, but only if all 41 Republicans hold firm on it.  If there is "gridlock" in Congess, it's not between the "ideologues" of Democrats and Republicans; it's within the Democratic Party itself, and it's pretty obvious why.  Most of those people want to be re-elected this year and they got their heads handed to them on a platter at the tea parties and town hall meetings last year.  And they know very good and well that if they pass that monstrous, convoluted, government-intrusive health care bill that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid want passed, that, after November, they are going to have to go out and get jobs in the real world.  And that's not going to be easy given what Barack Obama is doing to the American economy.

Let me tell you what's happened in this country the past two years.

In 2008--and for a few years before that--the major media worked the majority of pepole in this country up into a frenzied hatred of George Bush.  Now, George Bush was far from the best president we've ever had; but he was far from the worst, too.  But no matter.  He was very unpopular--for whatever reason--and America elected a man to the presidency whom they knew almost nothing about.  Barack Obama is a left-wing liberal, and some of us knew it and knew what it meant.  I don't mean to boast, but I knew exactly what the guy was and what he would do, and nothing that he has done in the year plus he has been President has surprised me in the least.  Folks, liberals like Obama are secular intellectual elitists who think they know better how to run your life than you do.  And that's exactly what they want to do--run your life--and they want to use governmental power to do it.  This is simply what history teaches, and our ignorance of it is destroying us.

But finally the people of this country figured out who Barack Obama really is.  And more and more Americans don't want anything to do with him.  That's why the health care bill has had so much trouble being passed--too many Congressmen are hearing from their constituencies, in no uncertain terms, that a vote for that bill means retirement next November.  It's the Democrats that are holding up health care, not the Republicans because the latter couldn't if they wanted to.

It's the first time the Democratic Party has done something I've agreed with in...I don't know how long.

So, yeah, more gridlock, please.  Oh, and there's one more reason I favor gridlock--the media and liberal elites are opposed to it.  That right there tells me it's the right thing to do.