I found this over at American Digest via NewsBusters and about wet my pants. If you do nothing else today, please, please, please watch this video. If for no other reason than to watch George Will's reaction at the the 27 second mark. Cokie Roberts on This Week had this to say (emphasis mine):
COKIE ROBERTS: This group of people in New York [Standard and Poor's] is actually talking about more government rather than less government, Congressman. In fact, the reason they like France and Great Britain is because they're parliamentary systems where the majority gets what it wants no matter what.
And the problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America which actually does require people to come together from different perspectives whether it's divided government or not. We have divided branches of government under any circumstance.
She sees our representative form of government as a bug rather than a feature. You, my dear Cokie, are exactly what our framers were worried about when they wrote the Constitution. Do you need any further insight into the mind of a liberal?