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Partisan Divide: Eggheads Get What They Wished For

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:01 AM
If you knew more about American history, you would know that our politics have always been a dirty business. We didn't have national 24*7 media coverage until recently, no cell phone cameras and no Internet to report things the MSM won't tell you.

"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...