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Partisan Divide: Eggheads Get What They Wished For

Kali_Fred Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 1:08 PM
Right, Z. The dem controlled Senate hasn't passed a budget in over 3 years. The repub House has passed a budget every year. It dies in the Senate every time. That is a violation of federal law, by the way. Why don't you find some facts? Oh that's right. Libs don't understand fact. Just feeeeeelings and intentions. Grow up, Z. By the way, given what I've seen out of Dems lately, Rep. West's estimate is probably low....

"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...