Originally Posted by tonton
So the fact that the Bush Administration set up a system where young Republicans recruited from colleges systematically blocked freedom of speech is a caricature. The fact that the administration actually worked with the police and illegally arrested people for expressing their opinion is a caricature. Right.
Guess what mate, with cloture in the Senate and controlling the House of Reps, the US essentially now has both houses of government controlled by the Republicans.
This is representative democracy, in whatever form is left (as in, remains, not left as in left-wing). In the Senate, a 60-40 vote needed (cloture) essentially means the Democrats need Republican support to pass anything in the Senate. Assuming it gets passed in the House of Reps in the first place.
Things are not looking promising. Bitter partisanship is going to deal some serious damage to the US.
Are differences so deep that a "double-dissolution" (well, triple, if you take into account the Executive branch) should be possible? What happens in this case? Republicans controlling both houses and Democrats in the White House. Has partisanship become too much? Who has the authority to fire the whole government and do fresh elections for, like, everything. Or is this course of action just going to be total chaos... Is it even provided for in the constitution?
I found some FIRE CONGRESS! sites. Interesting, but any validity to them?http://www.kickthemallout.com/http://www.weshouldfirecongress.com/http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8055039AA2zc7Chttp://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fire-congress/