07-28-2012 11:25 PM - edited 07-28-2012 11:29 PM
deesy58 wrote:HumbleCorrespondent wrote:deesy58 wrote: "This has become so true and prevalent that it has even affected the Congress, where members with differing views have almost stopped communicating with each other.Unfortunately, that appears to be exactly what their constituents want."Unfortunately, it hasn't been since Bill Clinton was president that we have had much true 'across the aisle' compromise. This is not a comment about his policies or behaviour. He was a pragmatist who could compromise, and he did not demonize everyone who disagreed with him.
It isn't clear that the President plays much of a role in the failure of our elected members of Congress to work with each other. If we completely ignore the person who is sitting in the White House, how do we explain why US Senators and Representatives are not able to even communicate with each other?
I think naming the president just sets a timeframe. As to the answer to your last question, I'm going to go with "Tea Party".
I'd love to know what happened to a separation of church and state. As I recall, that was one of the tenets this country was founded on. We seem to have thrown it out the window.
If Congress excluded religious influence from their discussions I expect we'd see a lot more compromise.
And on another note, has anyone seen my copy of Naughty Nurses? I much prefer reading it to talking politics.