Interesting clip here (H/T: Instapundit) from Next Generation TV: the first segment is the one of interest for this post. It’s essentially about Jake Tapper’s not-very-veiled warning that certain people on the Left need to start taking seriously the administration’s precedent-setting harassment of reporters before the next administration comes in and really goes to town.
Which they will, if the people who are theoretically supposed to be checks on the naked ambition of this administration don’t wise up and start cleaning house. I cannot stress enough just how insulting it is to be told, cavalierly, that groups like the the IRS and the DoJ can operate with partisan impunity. Well, guess what? …They actually can’t; and our government bureaucracies, collectively, have been just a little too openly Democrat-friendly for just a little too long. I can guarantee that using half of it to fire the other half can be done in such a way as to be wildly popular with the populace, particularly when the dirty laundry gets aired. And there’s always dirty laundry…
PS: No, the American people will not miss all those government agencies, once they’re gone. No, those agencies are not the only thing keeping us from total societal ruin (although I’m not a hard-shell libertarian: we need to keep some of them around). No, I do not have to be sympathetic to the ostensible plight of mid-level bureaucrats who make more money than I ever did as an individual and who normally don’t have to worry about getting fired, to boot. And yes, things can actually be done. If you can’t accept that last one then… you’re probably reading the wrong site.