Sure, both parties steal your vote, but now the Ds are talking about suspending elections
"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recove. You want people who don't worry about the next election."
Right. We need "a government of national unity" to deal with the "current crisis." And if there is no crisis sufficiently crisis-y or current, one can certainly be manufactured.
Could there be a clearer indication that both parties hold democracy in equal contempt?
NOTE Perdue walks it back. Just kidding. C'mon. We're not stupid. Trial balloons are always popped, until they aren't. See the comments for the elite zeitgeist, which increasingly regards such democracy as we have as a problem. That said, elections are far more likely to be stolen, as in FL 2000, OH 2004, and the TX D 2008 caucuses, than the entire system abolished. Less fuss, more circus. Also, too, billions in bribes laundered through "campaign contributions," and the rent for Big Media.