Monday, April 26, 2004
Independent Voters – Embrace Divided Government
Clinton’s administration was more centrist, because his party lost the 1994 elections. He would have faced pressure to veer to the left if Democrats had continued controlling all branches of the government. Instead, with a Republican Congress and Democratic executive, the United States was able to return the government to a balanced budget.
If you are an independent voter who does not like the ideologues on either side, you only have one choice to end the Republican dominance of the government, vote for John Kerry. In all likelihood, the Senate and House will remain in the hands of the Republicans. If this administration wins re-election, it is likely they will stack the Supreme Court with a 7-2 advantage. It would take twenty years for the Democrats to regain parity in the Supreme Court if this happens.
Divided government empowers moderates in either party. With DG, radical agendas can’t be passed into law unless moderates crossover to vote with the ideologues in the other party. Not only is this unlikely, but any bill will have to appeal to centrists on either side in order to become law. And you know what, this is good for America.