When no compromise, nothing gets done
In Dick Lugar’s concession speech, he said that a bipartisan mindset “acknowledges that the other party is also patriotic and may have some good ideas.”
Mark Souder has a different interpretation; he says that such a mindset means you go into negotiations admitting in a sense that you are extreme and don’t deserve to prevail.” He gives a couple of historic examples in defense of partisanship, going back 150 years; but had he gone back just a little further, he’d have found that without bipartisanship, there’d be no Constitution, no United States.
Souder concludes by saying, out of the clear blue, that the American public is sick of the bipartisan mindset. Oh, really! Which American public is that? When there is no compromise nothing is done, and that’s where we are now. Mark, don’t you wonder why public approval of Congress is at an all-time low?
Response to letter
In response to Gregory Cummins’ letter “Claims of Bosnian genocide inaccurate,” the only point that I would agree with you on is that the Democrats did meet with the terrorist Hashim Thaci.
Your history of the civil war in Bosnia is not accurate. Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Slavs were all fighting a war that was said to be started by the Muslim Slavs.
All three groups committed atrocities, but the orthodox Serbs bombed civilians and removed them from their homes.
While they did this, they raped and mutilated men, women and children.
Many on all sides did terrible things, but the orthodox Serbs left 23 million refugees homeless and killed over 100 thousand men, women and children.
This was done while U.N. peacekeepers watched but later testified to such at the Hague hearings.