cross-posted from the Texas Tenth Amendment Center
When George W. Bush was still president, I attended anti-war/anti-Bush rallies in protest of him and his polices. A few years later, I did attend Tea Party rallies in protest of President Obama and much of his agenda.
For my efforts, Neo-Cons accused me of unpatriotic while Progressives have called me a racist. Over the years, I have been called many things. (And arguably, some of which may even be true!) However, I can assure you that I’m not an unpatriotic racist.
The problem is that the partisanship has expanded to extremes. This isn’t just a phenomenon in Washington DC, but in the whole country: Left vs. Right, Democrats vs. Republicans, Blue State vs. Red State, Tea Party vs. Occupy.
The media and many people have commented about how the right has moved away from the center. In many ways, I agree with this assessment. However one problem, those making this observation fail to see that left has moved from the center as well.
If I were to travel in a time machine and bring back a Republican and Democrat from the late 50s or early 60s, they would be very different from their modern counterparts. Both parties have complained about the party in power as the said party has expanded the role of the Federal Government while pushing their agendas.Details