And regardless of whether you blame the Republicans, as 63 percent of the people do in the latest poll, or the Democrats or the Democratic president, we need a better way to operate.
We often hear, “Hey, remember this in the next election.” But too many people vote straight party and will re-elect the same idiot they may not have agreed with in the first place. And many of the same people who are complaining about how they are affected by the shutdown won’t even vote.
If we had four or five different parties, as in England, at least we would see a better operation of the government, I would think.
It certainly couldn’t hurt considering the bickering the last couple of decades in the United States government.
The Herald’s Lynn Saternow writes this column each Saturday for the Opinion Page. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.