I saw a commentator on one of the Sunday morning news shows say something I've believed for a few years. Paraphrasing: "[...one of the political parties] USED to be strongly is favor of a particular policy until their opposition started to favor it was well. Then they became opposed the very thing they policy they supposed only a few years ago." The implication: this party never really cared about XYZ issue or this did care but are so opposed to the other party, they are willing to disregard their own convictions for the sake of the "greater good" of disagreeing with everything their opposition favors. Either way, IMHO its petty and causes be to lose confidence in the political system where the leadership of the parties place their influence, however they wish to use it as long as its their influence, over the broader American interests? Are there any statesmen left or is the political arena filled with political hacks who only care about bring in charge and being in disagreement with the other party?
Is party policy driven by principle or desire to disagree?