Sunday, October 15, 2006
Reaching Across Partisan Barriers
I just can’t stop laughing at this one. The mainstream lapdog media propaganda rags just keep coming up with new (and no doubt unintended) absurdities for the entertainment of everyone except, I assume, the lunatic fringe — for example the 16% of logic-challenged Americans who still believe Bush’s 9/11 story. Here’s a sample from a recent Washington Post article.
Warner’s anticipated campaign was to be built around the notion that in an age of polarized politics, many voters are eager for a leader focused on reaching across partisan barriers for solutions to big problems.In other words, at a time when Americans are divided (“polarized”) due to issues like Bush’s illegal wars, government-approved torture, and the trashing of the constitution, we’re supposed to have candidates who look attractive to everyone because they walk the fence to bring in votes from both sides instead of taking a definite position based on what they truly believe. Isn’t that what we have now? The difference between Democrats and Republicans, which wasn’t much to begin with, now requires a microscope to detect. “Reaching across partisan barriers,” indeed. There are effectively no real barriers to reach across.