The Politics of Partisanship

When the party that is in power proposed a bill, the other party does just about everything in it’s power to vote it down, block it, and delay it. And when the roles are switched, and the same bill is proposed again the new party in power will do everything to get it through when a few years ago it opposed it, and the minority party will block it when a few years ago it proposed it. At least this is the case in spending and war. Politics in Washington are come and go out of fashion faster fads. One day you opposed the war in Iraq, the next you are for the military involvement in Libya, the next day your are against free democratic elections in Saudi Arabia, then you are for free elections in Iran. The politics of partisanship makes our foreign policy look like it suffers from schizophrenia. First we arm rebels, freedom fighters, mujahadeen, then we disarm, kill, and laser guide bombs on those same insurgents, terrorists, islamofasists. Oh, by the way, we are arming a new bunch of rebels…

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