"Voters won’t—and should not—forget this.”
I'm sure that SOME voters won't. But because of this, it may not make any difference:
The mantra of "throw the bums out" now only applies to the other fellow's bum. For BOTH sides, "our" bum can do no wrong - no matter how lousy he or she is, and the opponent's bum can do no right.
I checked the link out and am confused! How does that square with this:
"I know you choose to ignore it, but as I pointed out many times before, more than two thirds of the AMERICAN PEOPLE (not just Tea Partiers or Republicans) SHARE the stated goals of the Tea Party:" THAT sounds like a MAJORITY to me.
Two thirds does not a polarization make. The Pew report referenced above, shows a similar amount of a fairly equal distribution of Liberals, Independents, and Conservatives.
It squares because nothing is absolute. While there is more political polarization than ever before, most people can still generally agree on SOME things. Here are just a few off the top of my head:
*Murder is wrong
*If you don't want to get wet, you shouldn't stand out in the rain without an umbrella
*Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health
*One should avoid driving while drunk
In the vein of politics, two-thirds of the American people (i.e., most) when polled favor:
*A strong national defense
yada yada yada - the other stuff I mentioned in the other blog when I cited the goals of the Tea Party.
The Pew Poll reflects political polarization (so they say) to a greater degree than they've seen before. Consequently, for two-thirds of the country to agree on ANYTHING political should be seen as significant. So for two-thirds of the country to support the goals of a "radical right-wing" political group which has been so demonized by the left and by the leftstream media is - IMHO - astounding.
Speaking of polls - I'm working on a new blog with all the latest - good stuff. I'll post it shortly.
Geez Sebe! Have I initiated another tsunami? I think I am getting low blood sugar or something or you are wearing me down. Probably BOTH are true.
At five o'clock I am going to have an Amberbock beer or two...three...I don't blog while imbibing. So...I will see you tomorrow. I enjoy the give and take.
Me, too. Enjoy the brewski. I used to drink mass quantities of Dos Equis Ambar before my rat poison days began. ("Stay Thirsty My Friend.")
Hope all is going very well with you and yours.