[QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4493666]The electorate no longer trusts the institutions of government to govern with any level of fairness and efficiency. Without that the public is going to naturally support those who want to starve these failed institutions.
The Democrats have boxed themselves in by passing bills with thousands of pages that lack understanding and transparency, failed to operate agencies that actually protect public health while promoting business advancement. Tax policy at this point is nothing more than special interest manipulation that has no relationship to a reasonable budget.
Itís not that the country is more conservative, itís the country no longer sees the benefit in funding a failed government.[/QUOTE]
Very ,very well said.
[QUOTE=SafetyBlitz;4493861]It's quite convenient to run on how poorly government operates, if when you get elected you don't compromise, stall appointments, filibuster and generally make a mockery of the governing process.
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. One of our parties does not want to govern. Their message looks better and better the more dysfunctional the government gets.[/QUOTE]
The one sided nature of how you see things is part of the problem, not the solution.
In your world, anything beyond 100% submission to your side is obstruction. Yet when your own side does everything you lament here (and they do), you seem to fail totally to see it.
Team-based Politics does not help an electorate who sees both sides as cuplable and both sides as self-interested and both sides as inefficient, ineffective and corrupt when in power as they are. And they see a Federal Leviathan that rolls on, spending up a storm, no matter who is in charge.