Froma Harrop, the former president of the Association of Opinion Journalists, a group formerly known as the National Conference of Editorial Writers, penned an op-ed in which she called for authoritarian one-party rule in the federal government because in her view, it's working so well in California, Doug Ross reported Monday. Naturally, Harrop wants the Democrats to reign in her authoritarian vision of government because Republicans are just too conservative.
"California has found a formula for ending the partisan warfare that once paralyzed its government: Get rid of one of the parties, in this case, the Republican. The state's famously dysfunctional government now hums with calm efficiency," she wrote.
"Yes, 'calm efficiency,'" Ross wrote. "The trains run on time, one would assume. Oh, and Pol Pot had one-party rule, too. That didn't work out too well for, oh, a couple million of his subjects. Who we won't be interviewing for... the rest of their lives."
Harrop also noted that Democrats hold a supermajority in California and the governor -- Jerry Brown -- is a Democrat as well. Naturally, she pines for this type of arrangement at the federal level.
"Moving the House of Representatives into Democratic hands might give us all a needed rest," she wrote. Naturally, because debate on issues like the economy and healthcare can't be tolerated.
Ross corrected Harrop's "record," observing that California is suffering under "massive deficit spending, rampant illegal immigration, a collapsing welfare state, and a looming pension disaster."
"Congratulations! Let freedom ring!" he added.
Harrop, however, said her "fix" would only be temporary.
"But one-party rule can only be a temporary fix. It leads to corruption and arrogance. A Democratic frolic untempered by a sophisticated opposition would soon sour in the mouths of a centrist electorate," she wrote.
She also celebrated Brown as a "business-savvy pragmatist" and California's open-primary system in which the two top vote-getters appear on the general ballot, regardless of party.
"Sacramento is now a model of quiet efficiency. The state's new health insurance exchange is off and running with minimal drama. And there's even a move to ease some environmental regulations at the behest of business," she added.
But Ross disagreed.
"Perhaps Froma (Gesundheit!) should ask those affected by Blue Cross canceling roughly 60 percent of its individual insurance policies. Or the thousands of other horror stories so egregious even the Los Angeles Times has been forced to take note. Or the more than 10 million people nationwide who have thus far lost their policies," he countered.
He also suggested she "lay off the acid" and "head over to PensionTsunami, where the true economic toll of the Detroitocrat Party is laid bare."
This is not the first time Harrop has gone overboard with her editorial.
Now she wants one-party rule, just like the Soviet Union had.
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