What can the Republicans offer in 2012, that we don’t already have now? They cant promote bipartisan support then, especially if their own party cant unite against the Dems now. What types of reform do they hope will clear both houses and signed by the White House, in time to save America?
I ask the same questions to my fellow Democrats. We elected our own as President in 2008, and our ideas for change have gotten mired in the business as usual politics we swore to change. And yet, the finger pointing and blaming is worse now than under Bush. If Republicans and Democrats would exercise more restraint and fairness now, I would hold out for hope in the future. But as I argued going into the 2008 elections, we cannot expect to accomplish anything with such partisanship fervor. Every campaign victory is just a retelling of Orwell’s Animal Farm- we just end up with pigs in power while the rest of the farm goes on dilapidated. Let’s fix America NOW, instead of continuously waiting for another election.