The Need for Non-Political Politics

Steve Benen notes that David Broder’s longing for a post-partisan politics doesn’t seem to have much to do with the actual things that a third part would do once elected.

It’s always worth pointing out that one of the two parties is extreme and delusional, and the other one is generally into accommodation.  It’s pretty hard to argue that the Democratic candidates for president are pandering to their base; not so for he leading GOP candidates.  And the GOP has been led by Roves, DeLays, Cheneys, and Gingriches in the past decade, who are not like Tom Daschle and Bill Clinton.

You’d think this would be relevant to Broder, but his love transcends the inconvenient absence of facts.

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