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Hypocrisy of politics

February 15, 2008 - Steve Murch
Is politics as a system designed to make good people hypocrites? I don’t mean to say politicians are all straight-faced liars or do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do, but I believe the political machine itself forces people to do that.

The latest incident to do that, in my eyes, was Thursday’s walkout by House Republicans after the vote to bring contempt charges against Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten.

The Republicans contend they did it because the Democrats were making a mockery out of the issue and “grandstanding.” Isn’t walking out en masse grandstanding?

The two parties are never going to see eye-to-eye on everything, but we’ve become so politically polarized as a nation that the left has to upstage the right, and vice versa. When do we as a nation say enough is enough?

The people in both parties are trying to do what is best for the country. We need to stop being so confrontational and start working common ground. Then maybe when each side stands up for itself it won’t look so self serving.


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