Thursday, January 12, 2006

Who's More Out of Touch?

I see liberals saying that Republican politicians are out of touch with the average American

I see conservatives saying the Democrat politicians are out of touch with the average American.

Did'ja think, maybe... just maybe it is not Republicans or Democrats... just politicians as a whole.

In the end, it is the growing partisan divide that is driving this.

And, in the end, I blame us... the average American. We have let both of our parties be hijacked by the extremer elements of either side. The Democrats have let it happen. The Republicans have let it happen, and to equal amounts.

Politicians, by nature, respond to their constituency. We have allowed the politicians to create cozy little "safe" districts for themselves where they only have to pander to the fringe to remain in power. The vast middle America has sat down and shut up. We allowed them to become out of touch. We voted them into office after all.

Follow up post: Follow up to who is more out of touch

1 comment:

tommy said...

there are two parts to the hijack equation, the first part is the one you mention, the second part is both parties attempting to paint the most extreme picture of the opposition they can. In reality neither party is as extreme as the caricature, although both contain those elements.

But I'm in agreement with you here.