The President's steadfast refusal to acknowledge that we have a two-party system, his insistence on making destructive concessions to the same party voters he had sent packing twice in a row in the name of "bipartisanship," and his refusal ever to utter the words "I am a Democrat" and to articulate what that means, are not among his virtues. We have competing ideas in a democracy -- and hence competing parties -- for a reason. To paper them over and pretend they do not exist, particularly when the ideology of one of the parties has proven so devastating to the lives of everyday Americans, is not a virtue. It is an abdication of responsibility.
- Drew Westen, political psychologist and neuroscientist, Emory University (in the Huffington Post)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Quote of the Day: An Abdication of Responsibility
Posted by Carlos at Wednesday, January 20, 2010