The country “is tired of partisanship infecting every debate. The country is tired of every action by the Congress becoming a political battle.” —Sen. Christopher (Kit) Bond (R-MO), announcing his support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Maybe it’s easy for Bond to say, because he’s retiring from the Senate. And please, forget the issue (Sotomayor) that inspired his observation. Let’s take his thought and spread it around to every pressing issue we face as a nation.
Healthy debate makes America a better country. But partisanship for its own sake is poison. I fear the country is slowly being poisoned, and the media (old and new) bears some responsibility.
I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think so.