Have Our Political Parties No Shame?

Pandering is a harsh term, but for characterizing current Washington politics, it is entirely appropriate. At a time when the U.S. cries out for honest leadership in digging its way out of two decades worth of debt--$5 trillion worth, to be exact--both Republicans and Democrats are playing a politics-as-usual game of pandering to constituent interests. Instead of taking the nation's overall interests to heart, politicians are maneuvering their tactical pawns on the chessboard of the 1996 Presidential election. It really stinks.

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