When Republicans get worked up, it’s frightening and dangerous. When Democrats do it, it’s fiery and colorful. Dykes gives a fairly level headed account but Greg Sargent’s far left position is pretty much the unofficial mainstream media narrative: Democrats are bumbling and ineffective, Republicans are diabolical. When the Democrats were stonewalling everything George W. Bush tried to do, it was principled opposition. With Republicans, it’s just political expedience – the party of no. The good news is that even with most of the JournoListers in the newspapers and on the airwaves trying desperately to spin things the Democrats’ way, the public is having none of it. America is clearly sick of expensive, intrusive, ineffective government. Sargent’s assertion represents a fundamental disconnect between left and right in America:

“Indeed, Dems would be far better served if they kept calmly repeating that Republicans want government to fail, in order to breed cynicism and to get voters to give up on the idea that government works for them.”

Wrong. The right does not want government to fail, they want it to do less. What the right unfortunately needs is someone to clearly articulate this message and unite the splintered factions in the tea party, libertarian movement, Republican party and conservative circles. We need a leader with Theodore Roosevelt’s backbone and energy, Thomas Jefferson’s commitment to limited, frugal government and Martin Luther King’s extraordinary ability to articulate a revolutionary purpose with a passionate, peaceful and persuasive message. We don’t need a revolution, we need a restoration. The question after November will be, just how much work is it going to take for America to undo the catastrophic disaster left behind by the George W. Bush, Nancy Peolosi, Barack Obama era? It seems almost insurmountable at this point.