Saturday, October 22, 2011

Who Started the mess we're in now!

Like most I've often wondered where/how our political system got off base and was impressed to read such a thoughtful yet concise piece by Joe Nocera's piece in today's NYT. Ted Kennedy's real lasting legacy.

"I bring up Bork not only because Sunday (10/23) is a convenient anniversary. His nomination battle is also a reminder that our poisoned politics is not just about Republicans behaving badly, as many Democrats and their liberal allies have convinced themselves. Democrats can be — and have been — every bit as obstructionist, mean-spirited and unfair.

I’ll take it one step further. The Bork fight, in some ways, was the beginning of the end of civil discourse in politics." Read on...