"That's simply absurd. They have very differening ideas and ideals about how they want the world to be and how to get there."
The fringe elements of both parties have no real political power and never have. The real power in Washington - your McCains and Obamas - agree on a wide range of issues, like universal healthcare (against it), illegal immigration (for it), unrestricted free trade (for it) and Israel's aggressive policy toward Palestine (for it). Obama claims to be against the war in Iraq, but in the same breath he talks about how we have to send troops into Afghanistan and Pakistan to find the bearded tooth fairy with bad kidneys. The "military-industrial complex" has fed off both parties for the last century.
Also, take into consideration how much sway Wall Street has over both parties. One visit to opensecrets.org tells the whole story. Is it any wonder that a Senate awash in banking money would vote almost unanimously to give them a massive bail-out?
"Oh the horror of it all!"
You need to tie it together with Obama's plan for a domestic militia with military-level power. That kind of organization is not going to be picking up trash on highway.
This comment was edited on Feb 4, 2009, 21:07.