The Wall Street Journal points out some of the things that I wrote in this post.
Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven’t since 1965, or 1933. In other words, the election would mark the restoration of the activist government that fell out of public favor in the 1970s. If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting, especially with the media cheering it all on. […]
One program certain to be given right of way is “card check.” Unions have been in decline for decades, now claiming only 7.4% of the private-sector work force, so Big Labor wants to trash the secret-ballot elections that have been in place since the 1930s. The “Employee Free Choice Act” would convert workplaces into union shops merely by gathering signatures from a majority of employees, which means organizers could strongarm those who opposed such a petition. […]
Yet, and yet, the only way good ideas can really win in a democracy is by winning the people over. We need people to see the ills of collectivism before we can effect real change. It took a French revolution to begin the era of free speech. It took the new deal and the wild 60’s before a modest return to classical liberal economics could take effect under Reagan.
And there is also the problem of alternatives. Despite all his flaws, Obama is better than McCain. And yes, the intellectually bankrupt GOP of today is far worse than the Dems. They deserve to lose.