Originally Posted By: Greger
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The thing is I'm not a partisan, both major parties disgust me with their party first attitude.


What disgusts me is that neither party is doing anything to address any of the issues that are facing us. Neither party. Not a single issue.

Even emergency legislation in relation to a world wide pandemic which threatens to destroy the world economy and take countless lives....McConnell sent it back to the house because it might cost rich people money. The he sent the Senate home for the weekend. Many are in self isolation. Some infected. This is small government in action...closed on weekends.

What if they all get sick and they don't have a quorum? Is that the end of it? everything just stops?

This is the do nothing government that everybody wants it seems. All that shite will work itself out, none of it is constitutionally mandated and it's every man for himself.

Perfect.

This is the government that Joe Biden helped build...He will fight hard to keep it just like it is. And something about going back to what it used to be...

It's never been good, folks. And the way our dysfunctional government works it's never going to be good. It has most certainly never been great. But it could be. If you would all just put me in charge and let me handle it.............!


For our government to be good, we have to have political leaders from both parties that put the country ahead of party politics. Democrats worked great with IKE. Eisenhower actually had LBJ, then Majority Leader in the senate over to the White House three times a week to discuss getting his agenda through congress. JFK and LBJ worked very closely with Everett Dirksen, then the minority leader in the senate to get things through like Medicare and the civil rights and voting rights acts. More recently Reagan and Speaker Tip O'Neal worked great together. Compromise and give and take, on toward the future.

Good governance is a two way street. Politics is the art of achieving the possible. A good politician grabs what is possible and puts what is impossible off to another day. Or administration or congress or whatever. When it comes to politics, I'm a realist, not an ideologue.
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It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.