Field of Science

Palin against democracy now?

The New York Times reports on speaches given by McCain in Ohio, Biden in North Carolina, and Palin in Virginia. From the article:
Ms. Palin also voiced an argument that is gaining currency among Republicans who fear a Democratic landslide on Nov. 4: that the presidency and the two houses of Congress should not all be controlled by a single party.
I find that argument amusing. Is there any chance in Hell that the same argument would be made by Palin or any other republican had both the congress and the White House been controlled by the GOP?

I don't think so!

In fact, the argument is anti-democratic (as against democracy, not the Democratic party), since it suggests that there should be some higher principle determining who controls the houses that is not public opinion. Slippery slope argument.

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