What REALLY needs to happen is people have to start compromising in a reasonable fashion. We could use all the zillion dollars that was wasted on negative ads and super-PAC fund-raising on both sides.
Republicans, please realize that the more radical Tea Party elements in your midst are no better than radical Islamists who say they are defending their “Founders” cherished principles and beliefs but are really carriers of bigotry, prejudice and unscientific assumptions that promote a dangerous herd mentality and lack of introspection.
Democrats, there is a need to encourage personal responsibility. We do need to confront the looming debt crisis. We must “conserve” and preserve our moral as well as fiscal sensibilities and remember the practical reality that if you give a mouse a cookie it will eventually forget how to forage and expect more free stuff in the future. I hear two wild cats meowing outside my door right now to prove the point.
Both parties, read your history books. Nation-Empires always crumble due to a combination of predictable factors like corrupt oligarchies (1%ers), tyrannical power hungry despots, an easily swayed fear-induced citizenry, and treasury draining wars and foreign occupations as well as imperialistic ambitions masquerading as “peace-keeping”. We simply cant “afford” the price of modern warfare that take good men and women and return them physically and psychologically wounded/traumatized, emotionally damaged and prone to violence and self-harm. Shaking their hands in the airport on their initial deployment and then failing to check on them three or four years later when they return home shattered is a national disgrace. We should have learned better from Korea and Vietnam.
Hipsters: Consider that some of your elders are worth listening to, even if they cant text with their thumbs or reconfigure any of their digital devices and technological gadgets without you. Social media is cool but it has it’s limits.
Baby Boomers All: Come on people now. Smile on your Brother. Everybody get together and try to love one another. Trust me I know that’s not easy……but we need to try, like we did once before and tend to forget.