Friday, March 28, 2014

Daniel Henninger: Why Can't the Left Govern? - WSJ.com

Daniel Henninger: Why Can't the Left Govern? - WSJ.com: "Surveying the fall in support for the governments of Barack Obama, New York City's progressive Mayor Bill de Blasio and France's Socialist President Fran├žois Hollande, a diagnosis of the current crisis begins to emerge: The political left can win elections but it's unable to govern.

Once in office, the left stumbles from fiasco to fiasco. ObamaCare, enacted without a single vote from the opposition party, is an impossible labyrinth of endless complexity. Bill de Blasio's war on charter schools degenerated into an unseemly attack on poor New York minority children. Fran├žois Hollande's first act in 2012, like a character in a medieval fable, was to order that more tax revenue be squeezed from the French turnips."



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