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Post Is the Center Dead in US Politics?
Created by John Eipper on 10/23/15 9:20 AM

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Is the Center Dead in US Politics? (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 10/23/15 9:20 am)

Alan Greenspan said on October 18, 2013 that the US has not been this divided since the Civil War. Now Vice President Biden, who recently announced he is not running for president, said partisan politics is tearing the country apart and that both parties must work together for the sake of the country.

I think this is the final call. The 2016 presidential election should be postponed and a caretaker government should be formed. After this election it will be more difficult to reorganize the US political system.

My feeling is that foreign nations are just waiting for the US to self-destruct and they will be staking their claims over US interests here and abroad.

See this piece in the New Yorker:

The Center Is Dead in American Politics



JE comments: Reports of the demise of the United States are a bit premature--or should we be truly alarmed? Note that the two Republican frontrunners, Trump and Carson, are "anti-politician" politicians. Politics have become the ultimate Reality Show, and the distinction between statesmanship and celebrity no longer exists.  But I don't share Bienvenido Macario's alarm.  American political institutions have proven to be extremely resilient.

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