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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Misunderstanding Democracy

For John, BLUFOur betters would deny us our vote, our chance to pick whichever snake we fancied.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

Journalist has a problem with democracy, as it gives people power over their government

From the site Lifezette and Reporter Kathryn Blackhurst, 13 December 2017.

I guess Ms Elise Jordan, of Time Magazine, doesn't go with Newspaperman H L Mencen, who told us "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

Here is the lede plus three:

MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan complained Wednesday about how “unfortunate” it is that the Republican Party’s ability to craft its tax reform bill with a congressional majority resulted from “how you voted in an election.”

Yes, she really did say that. LifeZette replayed the video clip multiple times.

The House and the Senate reached a deal Wednesday in reconciling their separate bills — a move that brings President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deliver tax reform closer to fruition. But Jordan, a Time magazine columnist, took issue with the fact that presidential and congressional elections have consequences.

"And I think it's unfortunate that we are designing — that we are designing public policy in a way that, you know, comes down to how you voted in an election," Jordan said.

Remember the famous American who told us "elections have consequences"?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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