In One Eye
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Meanwhile in Hartford,
[A]ctivists at opposing rallies at the state Capitol on Sunday had something in common: neither side was pleased that the state will sanction same-sex civil unions.The act is what's called a compromise and, once upon a time, it was the sine qua non of American politics. Disastrously, though, saboteurs like Gingrich, DeLay, and their ilk with their take no prisoners brand of policy have changed the poltical philosophy so much that people are fearful of compromise lest they be taken advantage of.
You can't please all the people all the time, but you weren't supposed to. Unfortunately, the rules of the political game have changed so much that everyone wishes to be a victor in what has become a heinous zero sum game.
So much for Dear Leader and his cohorts being uniters rather than dividers.