Democrats' Governance: A Circus and a Joke

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Sep 24, 2010 4:26 PM
The whole Colbert debacle in Congress today is an indelible image.  The whole sorry side-show signifies the utter contempt Democrats have for the taxpayer money that subsidizes their hijinks, when they're supposed to be doing the people's business.

But along with the Colbert contretemps, there's another important story today: The hearings about the Obama appointees at Justice interfering with neutral application of voting rights laws,  as exemplified by the Black Panthers case.

Grover Norquist has argued, in my view correctly, that Republicans should resist the temptation to get distracted by "shiny things" -- that is, scandals or hot-button issues du jour that take the emphasis off the reckless spending and economic meltdown that's causing America to suffer.

But Colbert and the Black Panthers play into that primary theme quite well -- as both are emblematic of an administration and Democrat legislators who have completely abrogated their responsibilities.  Whether it's spending, or even-handedly applying the law, or even conducting congressional hearings, Democrats have turned the entire governing of America into a circus and a joke, as Colbert perfectly illustrated today.