Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Party is Right. Your Party is Evil

America's bifurcation has reached new levels of absurdity. More and more people are realizing this and 40% of the electorate are registered Independent. While Democrats have 38%, Republicans have just 28%.

When each party takes control of the presidency or a house of Congress they believe they've been given a mandate. This is patently ridiculous. The party that has gained the power quickly pushes things too far and the independents become disturbed.

If Santorum became the nominee of the Republican Party in the fall, Republicans would soon go the way of the Whigs.

With the revelation that John Corzine is a crook, just like all the other bankers, the Democrats can get off their high horse. He authorized the transfer of clients money into an overseas account the company used to meet the firm's obligations.

Whether the Justice Department, or the SEC will throw him in jail, of course, is another question. The fox is guarding the hen house and he was a powerful Democrat.

What I've seen from the Corzine incident is the inability of Democratic Party members to see that a member of their party could be a criminal. I already knew the Republicans were incapable of identifying the wolves among the sheep.

My guess is the percentage of the electorate that registers Independent will only grow. Both parties have blinders on. The Democrats don't want to reduce the deficit. The Republicans don't want to pay for the wars they start or the basic safety net required for the American people.

The next time you think you're right, and the other party is evil, try to think that you might be making another decision based solely on ideology. As they say, "the Devil knows Scripture too."


  1. I totally agree with this. I don't know why we're brought up thinking this way - I wonder if its somehow innate in some way.

  2. Duncan. Thanks for your comment. Sometimes it's difficult to see many sides to a situation because when you do you lose the safe harbor the true believers find comforting.

  3. I join in agreement with you. One of my favorite political movies, "Dave", reinforced the same outlook, which unfortunately qualified the film as fantasy. Your novels feature heroes who display a balanced perspective...perhaps you could utilize your writing talents to promote a candidate who embodies similar qualities to the growing ranks of moderate independent voters?

  4. Thanks for the comments. I once thought Bloomberg might be the man until he tried to destroy the Goldman Sachs whistle blower. People can start with a strong ethical base and discover the alluring scent of power. Their co-optation begins with that first whiff.