Thursday, August 26, 2010

party politics in a nutshell

I'm registered to vote, but not affiliated with any political party, at the moment.

That said, here's what remains of my impressions of the two main political parties.

The Democrats have a huge investment in appearing high-minded, and consequently manage to be right about what should happen a little more often.

The Republicans have two distinct constituencies, for one of which they must appear to be at least adequately morally upright, and for the other of which they must make it clear that morality doesn't extend to the wholesale confiscation and repurposing of wealth. It's a delicate dance, and, as a consequence, they manage to be right about what will happen a little more often.

Both are people, with all that means, good and bad.

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