Last night on GBTV, Glenn played the audio and video of politicians joking (hoping?) for a suspension of elections so Congress could buckle down and get the hard work done without worrying about elections. Glenn tackled the subject again on radio this morning.
"Look, we all love the Constitution, but there are things that have to be done,” North Carolina Bev Purdue said. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover.”
“Well, the progressives, they don't like democracy. They don't like the Republic. They like direct democracy until it gives them enough power and then they like fascism. Please don't just take my word and don't quote me on that. You can quote them on that. If you go back in history, you will see that they liked all of the fascist dictators. They like Che, they liked Castro, they liked Hitler at the beginning. Many of them liked him in the end. Many of the progressives liked Mussolini. They like fascism. They are just looking for the right fascistic leader,” Glenn said.
And what about Peter Orzag, who said that “To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies.”
“Now Peter Orszag, he is the former Director of the Office of Budget and Management, he's the guy who helped put this whole, you know, stimulus package and everything else together,” Glenn said.
“Now, what are automatic policies? Automatic policies are like Social Security and the automatic increases. The automatic rise of spending in Washington. That's what our problem with our budget is.”
Glenn also reminded the audience of the President’s “jokes” about doing things without Congressional approval.