“I’m undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I’m in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform.” Rachel Maddow
Yep…that’s me. I was raised in the Eisenhower era. The first political party with which I had any affiliation was the Republican Party.
But over the past fifty years, the party has leaned so far to the right that I no longer recognize it for anything other than a platform for religious bigots and ultra-conservatives to spout forth lies and obfuscations.
The art of compromise, of which in the 50’s and 60’s the Republicans were masters, has vanished.
We need to somehow bring our political system back into a balance, where people on both sides of any issue can communicate their thoughts and desires to and WITH each other in order to find a middle ground.
I wish I knew how we could accomplish it.
I do know, that unless we can somehow rid ourselves of our hatred and distrust of “the other side” America is doomed. Our democratic republic will be torn asunder if we do not find a way.
I don’t want my grand-children to become adults that wonder why the “great experiment” (as we were known at our beginning) died in the early 2000’s.