Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here's how I see it...

We need a viable multiple-party system in the United States, but this will never happen without serious campaign finance reform that both limits the duration of a campaign as well as the money allowed to be spent, not to mention strict rules and perhaps even banning of issue ads by outside interest groups. But, can real campaign finance reform happen without a viable multi-party system?

The other issue we have is a silent majority of citizens, sitting on the sidelines, watching the crazies take over the country, all the while thinking, "That's crazy. No one will listen to them."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Really, GOP? Really?

As long is this is the way they behave in the face of moderate plans, what can possibly be done?

"Senate Republicans weight resolution condemning Obama's stand on debt talks"

Condemning what? That he has the gall to put a return to previous tax levels into the plan? That he is trying to be reasonable in the face of Grover Norquist hysteria about taxes?

I tell you what, having to live in Minnesota in the United States is not very promising right now from a reasonableness perspective.

p.s. Where have all the moderate republicans gone?