Tuesday, October 16, 2012
"Romney has a plan, and the Democrats don't."
That's a key GOP mantra.
Well, the GOP definitely has a plan. And if it gains full control of Congress, the White House, and the Judiciary, it will execute that plan swiftly, efficiently, and do so in a way that would be extremely hard for a subsequent Democratic majority to unravel (especially with the hard-Right Corporatist Supreme Court supermajority that a Romney administration is almost certain to achieve).
It's also true that regardless of whether President Obama has a plan, the Republican-dominated Congress will not send him any bills to sign that would reflect such a plan. So whether he has a plan or not is moot.
Nor does Romney's plan matter either. Seriously, can you imagine him vetoing any bill the Republicans in Congress sends him?
So what it boils down to is dueling pens: Romney's signing pen vs. Obama's veto pen.
Re-electing President Obama guarantees four more years of gridlock and brinksmanship by the Republicans. The only thing more unpleasant to consider is what will happen if they gain total control over government.
Better gridlock and crises of governance than four to eight more Bush years. And even though Romney undoubtedly has a higher IQ than Bush, he's just as ignorant of foreign affairs as Bush, and just as willing to sign his party's bills as Bush.
Remember, duelling pens.