They’ve been in one for six years now – but they’ve finally noticed. What’s it going to be? The party of Obama the first? He won’t be president past 2016 without a civil war, and the Democrat Party will be needing some of the power they gave him back before it falls to a Republican.
But in an apparent Imperial Presidency, how do Democrats hold their own power when it’s all been given unreservedly, by them, to the Imperial President?
Whoever is next, and there’s a good chance it will be a Republican, will have whatever power Obama has. There’s a very urgent need to reduce the power of the president before that happens. But what do you do when the Republicans will probably control both houses of Congress before that happens? What happens if Republicans can rubberstamp an imperial president?
One of the problems of the Dem Party reclaiming power is that any exercise of free will is going to definitely irritate The One. It always has after all. That would be the guy that Democrats told he was the Democrat Messiah. It’s Inconvenient when somebody believes it like that. They tend to act like they are God, and that lessens the party’s power. Sweet reason no longer applies, unless it benefits him. It’s ok with him if a servant (read anybody else) gets hurt though. In fact, it is what is owed to The One. It’s awfully hard for even Democrats in Congress to profit if that’s the only deal in town.
Still, he’s not going to be there past 2016; They have got to protect themselves now. To do that, they’ve got to reclaim some of the power they gave willy-nilly to the President and he won’t like that.
That’s what we are seeing with the Democrat Party scattered all over the map on the Bowe Bergdahl trade. Politics hasn’t been this exciting since Rome. Of course Exciting politics are always very bad for somebody, and that’s just not going to be a Republican.
This Democrat Party fratricide is going to get much worse before it gets better. And of course, we should all do our part to assist. A big part of how bad it gets is entirely up to us so be as helpful as you can to our Democrat friends by pointing out these obstacles whenever they appear.