Power to the Party

Here’s a good article about an event from 1965 where a Republican Senator helped President Kennedy to convince other Republicans to support the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Can you imagine any Republican today trying to help President O’Bama? They’d throw them out of the party. Therein lies the problem with politics today. No one is the least bit interested in compromise for the good of the country. Party power trumps the national interest. How f*cked up is that?

Though the talk from the parties is terse,
Taken to the extreme it’s perverse.
There’s nary a sound
To find common ground,
They’d rather see failure…or worse.

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