Originally Posted By: Irked
Im sorry for those who see no difference between the current manifestations of Americas political parties.

Are there similarities? Sure. Does that make them equivalent? I dont think so. Or maybe I should consider tigers and house cats as the same? Or a murderer and a shoplifter?

Republicans have spent the last 50 years persecuting and prosecuting Democrats for non-existent crimes. Which, of course, is just the same as prosecuting Republicans for actual crimes.

Democrats fight for more access to health care, higher minimum wages, stronger unions, more spending on infrastructure and education, better universal voting. Republicans fight tooth and nail against all of those things. But the parties are so alike no one can tell the difference.
I couldn't agree more.

A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich