from Henry Neufeld:
What will I hear? I will hear Democrats excusing behavior on the part of the current administration that would have had them apoplectic had the same behavior taken place in the previous administration. I will hear Republicans criticizing the current administration for things they would have excused under a Republican president.
That's why I move past these criticisms very quickly. It's not that I think the behavior-- in either case-- is OK. It's just that I always hear the other half of the argument, whether it's explicit or not: And so you should vote for our party.
But the problem is that "your party," whichever party that happens to be, scares me. As much as I dislike the failure to agree to compromise legislation on things like the budget, I also am very much afraid of what would happen if either of the two parties we have now gets hold of the entire government. There just isn't enough good sense to go around.
Amen, Brother Henry! It's a scary thought indeed!