Originally posted by twhitehead
I keep hearing that the reason why republicans and democrats have such different world views is they are in media baubles in which they hear and believe different 'truth's.
I don't buy this because every time I actually question a republican about what they believe they very quickly demonstrate they don't actually believe all the nonsense they put out.
...[text shortened]... republican message? Is there anyone willing to prove they believe it through honest discussion?
That's a mixed bag of unanswerable questions.
I don't know of a single person anywhere in the country who wouldn't line item veto a healthy portion of their respective group's program--- including the people who are responsible for said program.
In politics, it has always been, and will always be, about compromise.
That's both the blessing and the curse.
No one can say with objective certainty they subscribe to strict Constitutionalism, as the Constitution itself is clearly open to all manner of interpretation.
So we compromise, forever re-balancing the act.
One European all-things-America-hater opined that Europe had long ago resolved their issues while we've been wrestling with for four decades, which is only partially true.
Not only are certain juries still out on topics with which we are attempting to figure out, each of the countries--- as well as the continent as a whole--- have their respective devils to deal with as well.
How do they do it?
Certainly not as elegantly and artfully as suggested, and certainly not without contention.
Short story: you won't find anyone who buys the whole program from any viewpoint.