I have always generally despised partisanship and the two-party system (Sorry Green, Independent, and whatever parties, you haven’t made the cut yet). I’m not sure that either the Democrats or the Republicans adequately represent most people in our nation. For many, it’s about choosing the party that is the lesser of two evils. Some people (i.e. teabaggers) believe whatever their party tells them to believe. Party loyalty is premium in politics.
This partisanship seems to get in the way so many times. I really wonder how many of our Congressional Representatives and Senators actually vote 100% based on what’s best for their constituents as opposed to what is best for their party.
Well, last night, The Daily Show reported on a story that shows just how far party loyalty goes. It seems for 30 Republicans, it’s more important to oppose Democrats than to protect women from sexual assault. Take a watch:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
I had to watch it again just to believe what I was hearing. I still think Jon Stewart (along with The Daily Show writers) is one of the best contributors to political dialogue we have.
I don’t know what concerns me more: the 30 senators who voted against the anti-rape provision or the fact that the people who got them elected probably don’t care.
Change isn’t coming fast enough in this country, folks. I just don’t think things are working the way they ought to.