I'm increasingly concerned about the destructive potential of contemporary partisan politics on our great nation - both parties; the objective of representative government is to "represent" the people and their views, not the party and its views.
Post-Obama victory Democrats are learning this lesson the hard way; as did the Republican base with George 43.
Republicans spend most of their time positioning themselves contra the Democrats, and vice versa; whatever time they have left they spend electioneering or railing against the opposition.
History may well confirm we fulfilled Tocqueville's prophecy concerning the fall of the American experiment.America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.Our two parties have ceased to be good because half of our people have ceased to be good ... this is frightening and prophetic.A critic of individualism, Tocqueville thought that association, the coming together of people for common purpose, would bind Americans to an idea of nation larger than selfish desires, thus making both a self-conscious political society and a civil society which wasn't exclusively dependent on the state. [Wikipedia]Look, my dear neighbors, at the height from which we have fallen.