Monday, August 01, 2011

If we had a parliamentary system ...

... then not only would the party in power after the 2008 election have been able promptly to pass legislation that it wanted, and not only would we have avoided the perverse incentive structure whereby one of the parties has veto power without responsibility, and no incentive whatsoever to cooperate on anything (a point brilliantly grasped by Senator McConnell), but the Democrats would now be able to kick out their leader and elect a new one via party caucus.

Perhaps my mood on this is too dark, but I am thinking that it's about time for people in the Obama Administration who don't want to be associated with its cowardice and ineptitude to start resigning.

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