Neither party accepts defeat in an election or assumes it was the "will" of the people. Instead they dig there heels in as the "opposition" party until the next election rolls around with the hope of regaining the house, the senate, or the office of the president. Compromise and co-existing to find the (best solutions for the country as a whole) seems less important than "party loyalty" these days. Gridlock is the American Way and it has been for most of the last 20 years. Elections have become like a spectator sport with fans of both sides cheering for their "team". Does it matter anymore?
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Of course the real issues are not mentioned in media, hence the "conspiracy theories", and if what you say is correct which I believe it is the "conspiracy" theories may be true. Keep the public in a zombie state, easy to control.
I got your point. I was mainly thinking in terms of the infighting of politicians for power and not civil rights issues. Democrats felt Bush could do no right and Republicans feel Obama can do not right. There is simply too much (blind) loyalty.
Oh, that. That's all reality TV. The political parties are similar to "The Real Housewives". Their arguments with each other stem from pure jealousy, yet they want you to believe there is some deeper meaning. That's a great analogy there.