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Political extremism strikes againPosted Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 2:05 PM
Looks like the political extremists have claimed another victim.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) said earlier this week he's not running for re-election.
His comments need to be heard:
"There's just too much braindead partisanship...The extremes of both parties have to be wiling to accept compromises."
How true. Too bad politicians have become too party-oriented to do what's best for their constituents. Compromise is good in politics up to a certain point. Get some of what you want, even if you don't get the entire package. Completely caving in is wrong. So is being totally unyielding.
I'm so tired of hearing that Democrats are trying to turn America toward socialism and that Republicans are so totally oriented toward the rich that no one else matters. Actually
Of course, the opposing party is already shrilly proclaiming that Bayh's leaving because he knows he can't beat a Democrat.
You never really know what to believe anymore because those in charge, or who want to be in charge, put such a spin on things. Democrat, Republican, it doesn't matter.
Too bad America is set up so that a third party has no chance of succeeding. Because that may be the only way to return reasonableness to Washington -- if it was ever there to begin with.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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