Socialism will give the Democrats a permanent lock on power. The fear that a public bribed with government goodies will vote Democrat in perpetuity is a serious concern, but I take comfort from my dim view of socialism. It doesn’t work – it never has, anywhere – and the American version is already strained to the breaking point. There aren’t enough taxpaying suckers to pay for the social welfare benefits necessary to build the political perpetual motion machine, especially given the generally high standard of living Americans are accustomed to. National health care is probably the best chance the Democrats have to trick the voters into indentured servitude, and the public appetite for such a scheme is already looking soft… even at a time when Obama enjoys the willing assistance of nearly the entire news media in selling it, and has hardly been challenged on any of the details.