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Partisan Divide: Eggheads Get What They Wished For

eddie again Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:31 AM
pretty good analysis mr. barone, but personally i believe the great divide was given momentum by the 1973 scotusa decision called roe v wade. that decision has continued to divide the country with an issue on which, ultimately, compromise is impossible. a similar decision against traditional marriage will create an even more clear division. on economic and taxation policy there is little division in federal politics. nearly all members of congress support a taxation system that allows them to dole out and collect federal tax dollars to their favored constituents. there is a large majority support in congress for our current system whereby the feds tax success and productivity and simultaneously non-stop write favors in to the
Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 12:06 PM
In other words, there is no substantive difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 1:14 PM
CW: pull you head out of your b u t t. You will get a better view and the smell is better...
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 3:27 PM
There's not much difference between the Washington establishment Democrats and Republicans. That's why the TEA party.

"Answered prayers," Saint Teresa of Avila is supposed to have said, "cause more tears than those that go unanswered." Especially, I fear, the answered prayers of political scientists.

These days, you hear academics and pundits bemoaning hyperpartisanship of our politics. It has never been worse, some say.

This shows a certain ignorance about history. Go back and read the things that John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson's partisans were saying about each other in 1800.

Or reflect on the fact that Aaron Burr, Jefferson's first vice president, and Andrew Jackson, the first president to call himself a Democrat, both...