I have to agree with many of the letters that state that Greider's idea to change the Senate rules is a bad idea. Two years ago, I watched with some kind of pathetic pride (possible?) as the disemboweled Democrats actually acted like an opposition party for once and stood up for themselves. Let's face it--the Republicans have always been very agressive when in the minority. Sure, at times it has worked against progress. But many times it has created better legislation.
We send representatives to Washington to govern, not play partisan games. Mitch McConnell is pretty distasteful to me, but he is the Senate minority Leader. You can't get past that. We need to create some compromise--shock!--and get stuff done. It has been done in more primitive times. It can be done now.
What most of us are really afraid to acknowledge is how partisan wrangle is the pure design of corporate politics. Know of a better way to gum up the system? True campaign finance reform is the only solution to most of our legislative problems.
Dec 18 2008 - 10:42am