Mike Huckabee News
Aug 21 2012
If it seems as if politics has become more viciously partisan than ever before, well, it’s true. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a major new study that found that not only are the differences between the two major parties deeper than ever before, so are the differences between the groups that make up the parties. On the Republican side, Tea Party members and evangelicals have little use for more moderate Republicans who don’t want to cut government as much as they do. On the Democratic side, there’s never been as wide a split between minority voting blocs, like blacks and Latinos, who tend to be very religious, and the far-left progressives who’ve seemingly taken over the party’s direction to the point of forcing Catholic hospitals to hand out abortion drugs.
A similar poll 14 years ago found that the number of both Republicans and Democrats who considered themselves to be strongly partisan was in the mid-40 percent. The number of strong partisans has now leaped to the mid-60 percent. Nearly two-thirds of Republicans now say the government controls too much of daily life, while the number of Democrats who strongly disagree has doubled.
If we ever hope to solve America’s problems, we have to find some way to reach consensus, and not just have one side force its views down the other side’s throats. We’ve seen how popular that tactic was with Obamacare. The big question is how we’ll do it, with a media, a fundraising apparatus and a lot of politicians and activists who have a deep vested interest in keeping us as divided as possible. Say, maybe we could all come together and at least agree that we don’t need any more of them.
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This is from yesterday's Huckabee Report.