Bipartisan or bipolar?

People in the Carolina Journal discuss the idea of a “bipartisan” political relationship between Democrats and Republicans in North Carolina. (Link below)

Surely they jest.

Bipartisanship is something supported by members of two political parties. Quick; can anyone think of a political issue supported by both of these parties in the so-called “United States?”

Right; there aren’t any. And that also applies to issues within States. Bipartisanship is a mythical concept of the past. Actually, American politics is now strongly bipolar—two opposite and contrary natures.

Bill Safire in his “Political Dictionary” defined bipartisan as “interparty cooperation on a matter that is essentially political.” But he quoted President Truman: “There never was a non-partisan in politics. A man cannot be a non-partisan and be effective in a political party.”

Safir also quotes another politician, Bronx Democrat Ed Flynn: “There is no such thing as nonpartisanship. If there were, there would be no need for elections. The phrase ‘nonpartisanship’ has a high moral tone. It is used by men running for public office to attract votes, but deep down in their hearts these men know that it is only a word without real meaning.”

There is no hope for ‘interparty cooperation’ because the Left has become delusional. These people don’t accept reality much less cooperation.

The “progressive” Left now dominates the Democrat Party. Most of them are so radical, and driven by identity-politics and irrational hatred of opposition, that America can never again said to be unified. Actually, it hasn’t been for a very long time. But it’s probably never been this fractured.

Furthermore, in recent decades, “multiculturalism” and demographic “diversity” has been used to brainwash the minds of school children—forcing society into us-against-them positions. And thanks to our “first-black-president” integration in America is as dead an issue as a “two-state” solution between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

North Carolina State Republican Representative David Lewis seems to be one modern politician who faces reality:

So we can claim that we do not intend to exercise partisanship, but I think it’s more honest to say that partisanship is a part of who we are and will always be a part.

  It’s either naïve or disingenuous to say that anything can be truly nonpartisan.”

On the State issue of “nonpartisan redistricting” (discussed in the article cited below) note the groups who support that process—some of the most radical, uncompromisingly devious Leftist organizations in North Carolina.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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