I think we need to suck it up and resolve to give 4-8 for an experiment in politics ... total power for one party. How it would work is whichever party takes the WH gets a filibuster proof Congress of the same party for the next four years. Four years to fix America their way. And only four years. If they do not succeed, the other party gets four years to try. If neither party succeeds, at the very least they can NOT blame the other side for their failure, they will be forced to face that their own policies do not work. Now, for the 8 years we put a freeze on any changes in the SCotUS and if a Justice dies or retires, we just deal with a smaller SCotUS until either one party succeeda or the end of the 8years. No second chances - if the party in power can not turn things around in 4years they are OUT.
Yes, I realize the above proposal will never happen and I am also aware it is not perfect ... but I am just so SICK of both sides crowing that their policies would save America if only the other side wasn't working against them.
on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM