That both sides are obstructionists, and statistically, over the past 27 years, the Dems have been more so. That doesn't change the fact that both sides do it. If one side is full of it, the other side (Dems) is more full of it, at least in terms of appointments. I've no problem with that (by that, I mean the conclusion, not the reality). So, I'm not defending the Dems. Read on for why:
At the end of the day, I align myself with the Dems platform stances, and not with the GOPs. Partly, this is due to the far right wing of the GOP that has a voice and representation that sullies true conservatism. But that's a reality we all have to accept like so many others. Even regardless of the far right, I really don't mind paying for health care for those who do not have it (let's face it, I'm a socialist when it comes to healthcare, and I don't think that means we have to be burdened by that, if adminstered properly). I don't like all of the left's positions (particularly lax immigration), but I'd rather the Gov't attempt to help people than adopt the other position of "charity wil take care of that." While most southern states lead the nation in charity despite being generally less affluent, I would think that these donations are to folks like Joel Osteen, Jerry Falwell, and perhaps some legitimate churches. I just don't think that charity does the job. I also hate welfare abuse. Damn, if I adminstered welfare, people would get help, and abusers would be jailed (yes, whole new set of issues). Sorry to generalize, but there you have it.
Bottom line, I do not like the Dems much, but I like the GOP even less. C'est la vie.
"People don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient, then they repent." - Dylan