Forum: Liquid Lounge
And both sides are just as good at non-compromising mindsets. Both sides are just as intent on exploiting anything which may be painted as a weakness in the opposition to be taken advantage of. Both sides are intent on furthering their political gain at the expense of the other party, and the expense of what is best for the country.
I see NO cultural difference between the two parties. The Democrats also are "looking for easy, black and white solutions to incredibly complex problems". Plenty of Obama (and Democrat) simple-minded policies have ended up hurting precisely the people they purport to protect, and inadvertently aided those least in need of aid. Example? Cash for clunkers. Pay people to trade in their old 'gas guzzler' on a new hybrid (and mandate destruction of the old 'guzzler'). Who (even with the incentive money) can afford to buy a hybrid? People who are reasonably well off. And the destruction of all those trade-ins meant far fewer used cars (therefor likely higher prices) for the less fortunate who cannot afford anything more and thus depend upon cheap used cars.
Precisely as you (and the article) point out "both parties today are in the pockets of big money, making the differences in actual actions and policies to be minor." Both parties look more at what is in their personal interest, the party interest, the interests of the big-money supporters of their campaigns, and all the short-term interests than they look at what is LONG TERM good for the country.
As to the statement: "the average citizens, are loosing [sic] these days no matter who is in power. Maybe a new, young and energized generation is needed to come in a throw out this rotten system and start anew again." The first part is more and more self-evident. As to the latter part . . . it is not inherently the system which is rotten. It is what we have allowed the system to become. I sincerely doubt any of this country's founding fathers had this current state of politics in mind when they framed the Constitution. I sincerely doubt they envisioned career politicians, PACs, influence peddling (you vote for my bill, I'll vote for yours; vote with the party-line or you won't get the gravy appointments, etc), government subsidies, welfare, national healthcare, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. These are not supportable by the spirit of the original Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is the realm of government to assure "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", equally, to all citizens. It should not be the realm of government to assure the ATTAINMENT of that happiness. However, more and more that is what we have allowed (and encouraged) our government to become. So, the "system" does not need to be scrapped, it needs to returned to its original intent. It needs to protect the rights of the average citizen AGAINST the big-money interests.
Sure, I'm for one, willing to forego labeling the opposition. But, it is a two-way street.... axr6 New