We finally have most of our crew back, and I’m finally caught up on surveys. So there’s been a chance today to do some writing. But Word somehow closed itself out and I cannot find an hour’s worth of work. Arrrgh!
Irony: I was working on the “Constitution2.0” and pointing out how buggy and unreliable our current operating system is. Had quite a bit of good material written, opened Outlook to check email, and POOF! Word had vanished, along with my open file. Gaaaahh!! Dad gum ratza-fratza…give me a moment.
Okay. I’m good. So what if my computer betrays me just as much as my government does? We’re at rock-bottom. Things can’t possibly get any worse.
…I wish there was slightly more power in the presidency…
Bill Gates, you, you…
You know who I wish had more power, Bill Gates? Stone and Parker.
He might want to read up on how the system in the UK, or in Japan for that matter, since they’re somewhat similar, works. Two houses. They exist for a reason.
Oh, that would also mean that Obama wouldn’t be president, but prime minister, which means he’d be the chief of the party and he can be taken down by other party members significantly easier. Just look into Japan’s big parties, especially how the faction play in the DPJ used to be when Ozawa was still around.
If the US had a Parliamentary system he would have been “no-confidence” deposed after that first midterm. (Especially considering that the ‘popular’ chamber was lost entirely, which in many such systems would have forced him to resign so that an opposing party selection could take the seat. Basically, using the UK model, the prime minister would have been Republican ever since 2010.)
It’s only in a divided powers system like we have that he could stay.
Exactly. The Merry Prime Minister Roundabout in Japan for the past 7 years showed how it can go.