You regulars know that I personally see little practical difference in the R's v the D's.
Sure they spout differing propaganda, and they are each good at distracting their constituencies with bright shiny things like torture or abortion or teabags.
But I look at policy outcomes and I see little real change in the way the gummint behaves.
Case in point, Senator Arlen Specter.
"In a sitdown with the New York Times' Deborah Solomon, Specter said he was hoping that the Minnesota courts would do "justice" and declare former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman the winner in the contested 2008 election. Whoops! Specter tried to walk the comment back told Reid that he briefly "forgot what team I was on.""
Specter has done little to back off his initial assertion that his decision to switch parties "was based almost entirely on political calculations and had little to do with ideology."
Well at least give the guy credit for honesty.
He is a shining example of the reality of modern Washington. Our elected representatives are #1 interested in staying elected. They'll do whatever it takes to keep that. IF that means bribing constituencies with the public money, so be it. If that means shameless pandering to niche issues, so be it.
I'm sick of it. Government has become too politicized because of this behavior. Let's be honest, the vast majority of gummint's scope is / should be boring public policy discussions, not heated debates.
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