It is at moments like this that I wish we had an authoritarian ruler who could take over for a few years, a clear-headed liberal in the classical sense who could ram things through and get them done without giving a thought to the shrieks and cackles of the deranged fringes of either side. It’s at moments like this when I think, “The USA could use a little China, or at least a little Singapore.” A benevolent despot who can engineer solutions and force them to happen.
Holy liberty loving Hannah.
How about a little USSR? A dab of Cuba? Some of Pol Pot’s Cambodia for leavening?
Just bloody wonderful what so many on the left wish for, isn't it? Although I think this clown knows not of what he speaks: a classical liberal would be the antithesis of a authoritarian ruler, would be horrified at the idea of being handed- or taking- the power to 'ram things through without giving a thought'. The idea of people like that in government is a big reason why so many of the Founders were very firm about it being specifically noted that the people have a right to arms as that final veto.
Maybe some of these wishing-for-a-tyrant idiots ought to remember that.