Editorial: D.C. finds itself in gridlock

Published 8:25 am Monday, February 22, 2010

Washington, D.C., is in such a state of gridlock right now that if President Obama backs a bill authored by a Senate Republican, that Republican votes against his own bill.

What gives?

Well, it’s clear that the Republicans aren’t interested in bipartisanship because they think bipartisanship makes Obama look good. They want to scuttle any legislation at all to make the Democrats seem ineffective and make Obama seem like he can’t fulfill his campaign promise of change.

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This is the state of politics today. The politicians are always campaigning. It’s not about the everyday people of American. And it’s not about making yourself look good. It’s just about making the other party look bad so voters in the middle switch parties.

The worst of it these days is found in the U.S. Senate. The body lacks the middle-of-the-road senators that used to bring the diehards on both sides together.

What does America need?


No matter who you vote for this year — Republican, Democrat or otherwise — we urge you to find people in the center of the political spectrum.