The problem with your formula for finding a solution is that if the Supreme Court disagrees with a Conservative's interpretation of the Constitution then it has, in the minds and opinion pieces of Conservatives, devolved into an Earl Warren liberal court.
In the past 30 years, or ever since that old Democrat turncoat (?) Ronnie Reagan began his interpretation of Zeus, Liberals have acted like co-conspirators in the illusion and have been somewhat silent or at least their arguments have been weak and ineffective and they have seen the great if somewhat delusional strides that they had taken through the '60s and '70s slowly eroded.
During this same period the neo-cons (all former Democrats and Socialists) have also managed to slide the concept of liberalism in the average voter's mind so dangerously to the right, that a liberal of today would make a Rockefeller Republican seem like a buddy of Joe Stalin.
I don't think that at the moment the politically involved realize how bizarre and convoluted their thinking is. The ignorance of the modern political junkie is really quite alarming since delusion of the "informed" members of a society is never a good sign for a country's political health.
I often feel like the manipulation of the voter has gotten so far out of hand that even a not-so-clever politician can pull his constituency around by its nose at will. It seems as if, as the populace became more computer savvy, every other aspect of their intelligence dissipated to the point of idiocy. In many ways the overuse of the term idiot would be appropriate if it wasn't for the fact that an idiot is the individual who's using the term. It seems like no longer can anyone count to ten without taking off their shoes and socks, their knowledge of history fails to include anything beyond their own lifetimes beyond music and their inability to smell a Madison Avenue-driven (if they even know what the meaning of the term Madison Avenue is) con job.
I think that its time for liberals to stop taking advantage of the Conservative-lead destruction of Congressional oversight to continually dip their hands into the Federal till and stand up for what they believe in beyond the immaterial issues like abortion and the non-existent white supremacist movement and start considering the ultimately mega-important economic issues like how the hell do we pay for a health care program when half of all our tax dollars pay for interest on money we already owe? They're acting more like a shopaholic in a department store than leaders of a country.
Not that the Republicans are much better. Since Reagan, they've been imitating my former mother-in-law, who always bragged that she had never been in an accident. The only problem with her statement was that although she never was in one, you could hear the screeching tires and crashing cars behind her of all the accidents she caused.
This is one of the reasons why I insist that, we the people, replace the 2 party system with a multiparty system so that concentration of power will cease being in the hands of what has become a one party system. The problem is, the great unwashed have become too brainwashed to agree with me.
· 10 years ago