Thursday, June 28, 2012

Depends on what day of the week it is

View from the Porch, on politics:
In much the same way, the Koch brothers are worrisome meddling plutocrats, trying to influence elections with their filthy lucre, while George Soros, who could buy the Koch brothers with his pocket change, is a noble philanthropist. The wonder of partisan politics is how people can finger-point with a straight face. I can't remember, are filibusters obstructionist twaddle or a vital parliamentary tool this year?
One could say the same thing about the Senate itself - is it an undemocratic holdover from a primitive era, or a check on majoritarianism and a bulwark for the rights of minorities?

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