The Wall Street Journal editorial page has always been the home of the Neoconservative troglodytes. They view the possibility of the Democratic Contol of both Congress and the White House with something resembling panic.
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…
The green revolution. A tax-and-regulation scheme in the name of climate change is a top left-wing priority. Cap and trade would hand Congress trillions of dollars in new spending from the auction of carbon credits, which it would use to pick winners and losers in the energy business and across the economy. Huge chunks of GDP and millions of jobs would be at the mercy of Congress and a vast new global-warming bureaucracy. Without the GOP votes to help stage a filibuster, Senators from carbon-intensive states would have less ability to temper coastal liberals who answer to the green elites.
The thought that Paul Gigot and the WSJ editorial board will not be controlling the U.S.Policy agenda can only be viewed as a great relief to the Nation. Their support of tax cuts for the billionaires, the Invasion of Iraq, the deregulation of almost every business and their belief that Global Warming is a liberal myth puts them squarely in the vanguard of the 19th Century, where they would much rather reside.