Saturday, February 20, 2010

The fly in the ointment…

How can the two party system ever work well? Let’s say a sitting president from either party comes up with a great plan. A revolutionary plan…one that would finally get America back on track. Is the other party going to support it?  Of course not. They are on the opposite team, and as near as I can tell, it’s all about winning. If the one party admitted that the other party was doing a great job, who do you think would get elected the next term? It would be self-defeating to give kudos to the opposite party no matter how great their ideas were. As a matter of fact, the better the ideas, the more adamant the other party might be that those ideas are crap. To support those ideas would be like you voting for the opposite team. That is forbidden. The problem with this, of course, is that the ultimate goal then becomes winning at any cost…instead of looking out for the best interest of the American people.