Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a problem with the constitution and democracy.
The time has come for a balanced budget amendment that forces Washington to balance its books. If these debt negotiations have convinced us of anything, it’s that we can’t leave it to politicians in Washington to make the difficult decisions that they need to get our fiscal house in order. The balanced budget amendment will do that for them. Now is the moment. No more games. No more gimmicks. The Constitution must be amended to keep the government in check. We’ve tried persuasion. We’ve tried negotiations. We’re tried elections. Nothing has worked.
We've tried elections, and they just haven't given us the results we desire! Maybe we should try something else. Perhaps a dictatorship?
We've tried negotiations, and taking the entire world economy hostage just doesn't seem to be working.
And that pesky constitution is always getting in the way of things. We need to change that too.
Question: Will the Tea Party, along with all of the so-called "strict constitutionalists," have anything to say to McConnell for expressing his disappointment with both the constitution and the democratic process?
Of course not.