http://happycarpenter.blogs.com is my darling brother. He just rocks and I love him very dearly.
But we don’t agree on politics. That is a HUGE understatement. HUGE!
I used to think it was because we didn’t agree on data sources. He gets his news of Fox and suspects any other news source. I don’t trust Fox at all, and most of the time I would rather see the base numbers than have any new organization tell me how I should feel about things. OK, I’m not so suspicious 50% of the time, but there is just too many people trying to spin things for me.
But my darling husband (http://mikegalos.spaces.live.com), who also just rocks and I love him beyond very dearly, said something the other night that has got me thinking.
He was talking about how the left will generally attack the factual basis when they disagree with somebody. People on the right will tend to attack on a different front. Like Obama’s name getting head lines. Or like Plamegate. We can’t disprove what he says, so let’s out his wife.
But it got me thinking about something else:
When Bush speaks the Right will try to prove him right and the Left will try to prove him wrong. And when somebody like Bidden speaks, the Right will try to prove him wrong and the Left will try to prove him right.
So we are fundamentally divided and heading different directions before we even get to whose data should be trusted or if the rest of somebody’s life should be called into question. But since you can prove anything with statistics, our country is torn apart.
So how does this end?
I don’t think the populous should *ever* get into the mode of trying to prove their politicians are right.
No person is perfect and groups of elected people even less. And that is true before we even start to add in lobbyists.
So that leaves the that it’s the duty of every person to attempt to prove their politicians wrong. We unite behind the ideal that all politicians are created equal and NONE of them should be given a pass.
Wow. That would change this country really quickly.
(note: updated because I didn’t represent Mike’s opinions correctly)