I can’t believe I am saying this but I think it’s finally time to change. In 1976 when I became 18 and registered to vote, there was no decision to be made on what would be my choice for political party affiliation. My grandfather, Harold O. Wilson, was devoted to the Republican Party much like many are devoted to their faith. He BELIEVED in everything the GOP stood for. He spent his last two years of service in the State of California as then Governor Reagan’s cabinet as Secretary of Education. He supported Ron (they were on first name basis…) in everything he did. Over the years in retirement, he bemoaned everything Democrat and literally cursed the “damn liberals and Democrats”, but I wonder what he would think now?
I like to think he would be as disillusioned as me. The “win at all cost” approach is less than productive and only serves to make the gap between political parties deeper. Why are “collaboration” and “cooperation” dirty words to GOP leadership?
The perspective of traveling to a place where more than 50% of the population exists with subsistence living, it is even more absurd to see the infighting of our political leaders. Seriously, folks, this is NOT what is important! Get over yourselves and start working together. Foster creative solutions rather than “my way or nothing.” Isn’t anyone else weary of these ridiculous battles that put real people in a place where they may suffer needlessly?
Love the quote by Kathleen Reardon today, “When winning or disruption is all that matters, then all other values must take a back seat. The rational course then is more a matter of achieving your priorities than adherence to ethics, truthfulness, accepted rules or common practice.”
Read more of her post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-reardon/are-the-republicans-crazy_b_4030629.html