Rahm Emmanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Remember Paul Begala? “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.” Right. Exercising arbitrary power is kinda cool to those who have the power.
The only thing more disgusting than a Republican politician in power is a Democratic politician in power. And the only thing more disgusting than a Democratic politician in power is a Republican politician in power. After eight years of Republican subversion of the Constitution, erosion of the rule of law, needless and hugely destructive foreign war, run-away-spending, massive social engineering (“pump up those home-ownership rates through manipulation of financial and mortgage markets!”), and on and on, we get…more of the same. But at an accelerated rate.