The Kobayashi Maru
By Emma X
The Ship of State is being reprogrammed
one legislature at a time, because ultra-
Conservatives are in denial about
So we should not be too critical or even amused by the plight of our Canadian brothers and the Bacchanalian carny show they are trying to deal with up North. It may turn out to be a Grace of God situation. Not only have we reached a point where scandalized Western politicians are not willing to consider stepping down from office for any reason, rational voter recourse may soon be a moot point as well.
Republicans are abandoning the 'Southern Strategy' in pursuit of the 'Kobayashi Maru', which is to say, if you can't win the game, change the rules. Forget that the rules are there to protect constituents against the possibility of an American Rob Ford, or worse. In this war the most important thing is to take and hold strategic ground, and make no mistake, it is a war. One in which voter rights are acceptable collateral damage. So we can expect more politicians like Rob Ford or Trey Radel, because things like character and purpose are not even worth lip service when facing full-out ideological battle. But having a partisan ass rooted in a powerful chair that will always vote the Party agenda, now that's government by the people!