Independents Wanted Parties To Compromise: Instead They Have Produced Greater Polarization! :(

It has often been said that Independent votes decide elections, and certainly the majority of Independents supported the Democrats in 2008, and this time backed the Republicans in midterm elections.

Independents have always been those who condemn partisanship, and call for the two major parties to cooperate and work together toward compromise, but ironically, what they have done this time is to produce total stalemate, gridlock and polarization bound to be greater than the first two years of the Obama Administration! 🙁

The “Blue Dog” Democrats and some “mainstream” conservative Republicans have been defeated, and instead we have the most liberal Democrats and most conservative and “Tea Party” Republicans becoming dominant in their parties, which means no real chance of “crossing the aisle” and moving toward compromise! 🙁

So expect no real progress on the economy or other significant issues, but rather “fireworks” and heated rhetoric over the next two years! 🙁

The question is how Independents will vote in 2012 for Congress and the Presidency. Will they blame the GOP in the House of Representatives, or the Democrats in the Senate and the White House for the failure to deal with America’s problems? Which party will be in control of the Congress and the White House in 2013?

One thing is for sure: the great “theater” of politics will be in full swing, entertaining us and mortifying us at the same time, in 2011-2012! 🙁

One comment on “Independents Wanted Parties To Compromise: Instead They Have Produced Greater Polarization! :(

  1. Solomon Kleinsmith November 9, 2010 3:02 pm

    You didn’t give us a choice. Without swinging the other way and bringing split government in, your party would have continued its liberal over reach, and over spending.

    Its pretty simple… centrist types are no different than any other voting bloc. Listen to us and we’re more likely to vote for you. Don’t listen to us, and pass a bunch of legislation that we didn’t agree with, and we’re less likely to vote for you.

    Its really that simple. You want our votes, give us more of what we want. If neither side does, then we’ll try to keep it split, so neither of you can screw things up as much.

    Solomon Kleinsmith
    Rise of the Center

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