My problem with politics is this; what happened to negotiating? I thought the reason for checks and balances was to make sure we come up with solutions that are essentially a win for both sides. (and no one party ends or group ends up with all the power) I realize both sides have their own agendas and don’t want to be seen supporting something controversial but for goodness sake we still need to get something done.
The stalemates in congress recently really get under my skin; I wish politicians would understand that they are there to negotiate for the best outcome for their constituents. This does not mean, don’t vote for anything unless it’s 100% what you want. I think we all understand in life we have to negotiate and that sometimes means we won’t get everything we’re asking for.
The polarization between the two major parties in America is really hurting our full potential. I don’t think the media helps with this either because they vilify anyone that may change their mind or make a concession to get something done.
We also are part to blame by holding politicians to an impossible standard of always winning 100% of the time on every battlefront. I feel this is a non-partisan subject because I really think both sides share equal blame for this.
My plea to any and all politicians and Americans for that matter is don’t be afraid to negotiate and make a winning plan for both sides.
What do you think?