Democrats Can Govern ???? Don't think so.

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    How can Republicans clean Democrat clocks all over the country? All it will take is a simple message: Republicans can govern. Democrats can't.

    Think of all the contrasts available between adroit Republican governors and flailing Democratic ones. For one, the surreal spectacle of Wisconsin Democrats focusing resources on their third election campaign since the 2010 election to defeat Scott Walker's collective bargaining reform, even when that reform is no longer a real issue, shows that Democrats are in election mode every moment of every year.

    This difference has shown up elsewhere in state and local government. Rudy Giuliani may not have been a conservative, but as Mayor of New York, he was a courageous and effective leader, which gained him admiration from conservatives. The contrast between Giuliani and Dinkins, the hapless Democrat cipher who preceded him, is stark.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is also not conservative, but he is an honest and courageous executive in the spirit of Giuliani. The contrast between Christie and Jon Corzine, his Democrat predecessor who has managed to mislay one billion dollars of investors' money, is stunning.

    In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina blasted the states around the Gulf of Mexico, Democrat Governor Blanco of Louisiana engaged in crass political maneuvering against her rival Democrat Mayor Negin of New Orleans. Republican Governor Barbour, meanwhile, in neighboring Mississippi, acted decisively and effectively to protect his fellow Mississippians.

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    And for all you libs itching to type the name Bill Clinton, please keep in mind he was a mess his first two years. He got re-elected because he cooperated with an outstanding congress that helped guide this nation to some pretty good times.

    Anyway....I enjoyed the article.

    Suck on it libs.
     
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    A bump to the first page.
     
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    Democrats advocate. They suck at governing.
     
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    This goes all the way back to the differences in Republicans and Democrats. Democrats are idealists who cannot accept blame. Republicans are more practical who will take on the load to ensure that at least something happens.
     
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    Indeed. Blue States are faltering...drowning is debt...threatening to increase taxes...thier own people leaving them in droves to the Stupid RED States...and the South by all Statist accounts are nothing but hicks and hayseeds that desreve no notice but to be laughed at.

    WHO is laughing now?
     
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    You'd have to start by defining what it means to govern. If it's to manage and preserve the nation's resources for the benefit of future generations, both parties have failed miserably. What's entirely lacking across the political spectrum is a sense of accountability. At least the question is funny and should stimulate some real partisan "dialogue".
     
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    Well, Democrats definitely are behind in "managing and preserving" resources if that is the criteria we are using.
     
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    I wish I could see either side as a real winner. Entitlements have failed as much as a hands-off approach to Wall Street (derivatives are my concern). I can only hope you see something that I don't.
     
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    I would initially characterize resources as America's debt, credit rating, budget, etc. And the current administration has done an abysmal job. Obama and Democrats are destroying resources.

    We are not going to get anywhere as a nation if we continually spend, raise the debt ceiling, and have to borrow more and more and more just to survive. A much more responsible approach would be to reverse these trends, which Democrats do not wish to do at all.
     
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    For the governed to have their say and to have a better understanding of the decisions made by those who govern, you'd have to go back to the original concept of states rights. Not a popular concept at the federal level - either side of the aisle. Otherwise accountability is virtually impossible and the notion of management is subject to continual redefinition.
     

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