Partisanship: What's Really at Stake?
Those who are sick of the squabbling of the so-called negotiations in Washington to avoid flying off the fiscal cliff seem to chalk it up to the pettiness of partisan politics, as if that is bad. Maybe in many people's minds these long drawn out negotiations are all about posturing and appearance, and they may be. Personally I am half convinced that the script was written weeks ago, and that what we are now seeing is merely kabuki theater. Regardless however, I believe that partisan politics is more important now than it ever has been before.
Barack Obama and the liberals in Congress, over the past four years, have taken this country to the brink of constitutional catastrophe. Leave it to an academic, however, to plumb the ultimate depths of asininity. Legal Insurrection has the story of a Georgetown professor's opinion piece in today's New York Times, who states that America's problems are due to "...our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions..."
Like many conservatives, I have a deep foreboding that the outcome of November's election will be the kiss of death to America as we have known it, and that in another four years' time, the American landscape will be markedly changed for the worse.
You're damn right I want the conservatives in Congress to be partisan!
For the moment, I could care less whether they are partisan out of vaingloriousness or deep devotion to the constitution of the United States, because for the moment, the stakes could not be higher.
Here's to the Battle for America in 2013.
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