Brief thoughts on the political parties

Some Republicans are loyal to their party because their ancestors fought for the Union, others because their ancestors fought for the Confederacy.

Democrats: the coalition of groups that vote every 4 years.

The Republican big tent: rich people who want to make themselves even richer and non-rich people who plan to get rich by winning the lottery.

Democrats believe so much in helping the disadvantaged that they want the rich to have the honor of paying for it.

Both parties are against gerrymandering when someone else does it.

Candidates of both parties snap toothlessly at the Wall Street hand that feeds them.

Independents are so opposed to the political system that they perpetuate it by dropping out of it.

Politicians would rather stick with people who do vote than make voting easier for people who don’t.

It is said the American people get the president they deserve. The parties also get the candidates they deserve.

May the 2016 election give us the wisdom to know the difference between policy and entertainment, and the courage to choose the country’s long-term interest.

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About politicswestchesterview

Nathaniel regards himself as a progressive Democrat who sees a serious need to involve more Americans in the political process if we are to rise to Ben Franklin's challenge "A republic, madam, if you can keep it," after a passerby asked him what form of government the founders had chosen. This blog gives my views and background information on the local, state, and national political scenes. My career in higher education was mainly in the areas of international studies, foreign languages, and student advising, most recently at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, from which I retired in 2006. I have lived in West Chester since 1986.
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