Bill Murchison

What we need, obviously, in the run-up to an election is some kind of intelligent debate on the premises behind the federal power grab. We need it explained to us, for instance, how "climate change" is such a vast priority that we have to rush through ameliorative legislation, not next year -- now, right now.

We know why when we look closely enough. The Democrats fear losing the House and a big chunk of Senate seats. Might one ask why they fear it? It's due to all the things they've done in spite of voter opposition, with ObamaCare at the top of the list. There's also the matter of what they haven't done, e.g., encourage rather than discourage business folk to get out there and start making money again so they can put Americans back to work.

Pride goeth before a fall. Or fall elections, as the case may be. The prideful-fearful leadership team in Washington, D.C., may be the oddest political team we've seen lately -- bossy, hardheaded, tone-deaf and semi-blind to what goes on around the country.

The election we need so desperately is coming. There's an intermediate need as well: namely, to balk or slow down the administration's initiatives until the debate -- if there ever is a debate -- can commence and the people, knowing what they now know, can say how they truly would like things to be. The establishment, if this happens, will prate about "obstructionism." Fine. We're traveling about 150 miles an hour right now as we weave down the political superhighway. Flashing red and blue lights behind us would be a sight for sore eyes.

Bill Murchison

Bill Murchison is the former senior columns writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of There's More to Life Than Politics.
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