I think… yes. This is a video from a May 10 press conference where a columnist asks Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) about his confrontational tone. The way I look at it, politics by definition is partisan. That’s the whole idea of politics.
I’m not referring to outright anger or violence, I’m talking about good ol’ fashioned partisanship, which has been going on for thousands of years. It’s nothing new, and yes … I like partisanship.
There, I said it.
I use my free time – what little of it I have – to write entertaining (hopefully) commentary on politics. But more than entertainment, I take the approach to explain why capitalism works and socialism fails. I also point out the United States Constitution, using that great founding document as a guide. The answers are within.
As communities, states and the federal government try different approaches, they learn from their mistakes and we take measurement of results. We make future decisions through referendums and elections at the polling place. I say lefties and socialists keep putting their head in the sand with respect to facts. They really believe capitalism and conservatives simply get in the way of the liberal/socialist utopia.
I think – as do most conservatives – social programs, environmental wackos, and grand schemes like Johnson’s Great Society get in the way of not simply capitalism, but success and prosperity … life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
That’s politics. How’s my tone?