Sean King

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Press Secretary Gibbs: Election to Be Decided on Local Issues

Fox is giving White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a hard time for the seemingly silly assertion that:

"I think that campaigns in this cycle are being run on a lot of local issues and issues that are important, not nationally, but to individual states and ... individual congressional districts...".

But actually, I think Gibbs has it about right, though probably not in the way he intended. When a national government becomes totalitarian--that is, when it seeks to control everything from how many miles per gallon your car gets and what benefits you must provide your employees, to which medical procedures you will receive and how much water you consume when you flush the toilet--most every national law becomes a "local issue." I mean, let's face it, you can't get anymore "local" than your own toilet bowl!

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