It was so much nicer in the old days when the two parties were much much closer together on things instead of insanely diametrically opposed!
I disagree with this. I think the only thing diametrically opposed about the R's and D's is their rhetoric. They have a few polarizing, lithmus test issues where they have to be 100% opposed, but they are typically not issues that make up the core of the job of government.
Health care? Democrats want a half-assed plan that makes their insurance company campaign contributors lots of money. Republicans want an even smaller plan that also makes their contributors lots of money. Both of them are ignoring the fact that the country is spending an outrageous amount of money to deliver sub-par performance in order to maximize profits for insurance companies and health care technology companies.
Economy? The Republicans want a half-assed plan that doesn't even come close to solving the country's budget problems, the Democrats want an even smaller one, with the tiny, pointless cuts going to the stuff that they don't like instead of the stuff the R's don't like.
Foreign Policy? Tell me that the situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya would be significantly different had McCain been elected.
They are all in the same boat, rowing the same way, at slightly different speeds, which means that they are required to scream even louder and point their fingers even harder in hopes that we won't notice it and keep blaming the guys that aren't on our side for the direction that the boat is going.