Yep, the two party system sucks. democrats vs republicans instead of what is best for the country. I agree.
I mean imagine if Biden said he loved the republicans proposal? Or if senate democrats did. They would be in danger of being called DINO's and voted out or censured.
It isn’t our two party system doing that. That is the product of our media, our culture, and throngs of really angry people.
The Thriller’s claim of the Republicans wanting to crash the economy is a perfect example. What RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said, as quoted in the article, was:
“The vast majority of Americans feel like we’re not heading in the right track. And then you look at this debt ceiling crisis. You look at us about to default, and you see that president took 90 days out from negotiating. He refused to come to the table with Republicans. Republicans have put a plan on the table and this is an MIA president when it comes to problems that the American people are facing – whether it’s energy independence, whether it’s fentanyl, whether it’s a broken border, whether it’s crime surging in our streets.
This is a president that is failing the American people. So I think that bodes very well for the Republican field.
The thing in Ronna McDaniel’s mind that bodes very well for the Republican field is this:
First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter.
Elections are about public sentiment. It isn't that Dems have failed on addressing fentanyl, failed on addressing energy independence, failed on the broken border, failed in how crime statistics are surging, or failed to negotiate on the debt limit. None of that matters in the election if the public supported it. Ronna McDaniel isn't hoping for failure. She is seeing a statistic in public sentiment polling that favors the Republican field. The majority of Americans by a roughly 13 point margin do feel we currently have a president that is failing the American people, and she lists off a number of reasons driving the sentiment. The numbers coming from the polling of that sentiment bodes well for Republicans in the upcoming election and that is clearly what she is saying, but that is obvious and obvious is boring which doesn't get clicks. The obvious gets spiced up with the spiciest bit of all used as the title and tagline.
Then angry people read the tagline, think they now know the story because it affirms what they already "know", embellish it just a smidge and use it to project their anger. What starts as a mundane statement about public sentiment polling becomes a deliberate evil plot to inflict harm.