If we need any more evidence for how divided politics is in our nation today, here’s a couple video clips. Here, Rep. Henry Waxman, Democrat from California, argues for his cap-and-trade bill on climate change, while Oklahoma Republican Rep. Mary Fallin argues against.
If you were a pessimist, you could take this interchange as another sign that our differences are irreconcilable and you’d move to one of the states that wants to secede. If you were an optimist, you’d believe that there’s room in the middle for a solution, whether this year or later. We blog, you decide.