Putting the Country First

It is an interesting contrast in civility and governance that our two parties offer. For example, Dick Durbin, the 2nd ranking Democrat in the senate says he hopes the office makes the man, and Trump can be a good president. Throughout liberal media, and among Democratic politicians, the sentiment is, we hope Trump is a good president and we want to work with him (yes, the populace is protesting, as they should, I think, and as is their right). And the Democratic politicians are still focused on governing and doing what is right for the country. That doesn’t mean they will accept everything Trump proposes; rather that they will work with him to try and find common ground, despite having just seen an election where Clinton won the popular vote and yet lost to Trump in the electoral college (something Trump himself tweeted was a disaster for democracy in 2012). You can insert your own joke there. Now contrast this to how the Republicans react when they lose: I refer you to Mitch McConnel who, the day Obama was elected in 2008, said nothing about working with him or even accepting his victory. Instead, McConnell said his immediate and only political goal was to make Obama a one term president. So my question is, which party acts like it is putting the country ahead of party politics?

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About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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