No, where did I say any of that?evildictaitor said:phreaks said:*snip*Are you seriously implying that people should vote in the election not based on what McCain or Obama say they're going to fix, but on what both sides blame the other for breaking?
Neither McCain nor Obama have been in power yet, so clearly neither of them broke it, so if you're voting based on whether it was one side's fault or not, you're voting for the side with the better FUD. If you're voting based on what the other side say they'll do, you might actually be voting for a difference - and given that politicians always lie, you might at least be able to see which one of them has a better understanding of the issues and therefore less arbitrary policies.
It's a shame that in America politicians get away scott free for ignoring questions and charismatically lying their way to the top. In more sensible countries there's this thing called accountability, and we have interviewers who routinely interview our politicians and strip away the worst of the FUD - if an interviewer asks "What do you think of the economy at the current time", our interviewer wouldn't put up with the patriotic-babbling non-answer of "Well, I for one believe in the American people", because it ignores the question and doesn't say anything at all useful. They might as well say "Well, I for one prefer minty icecream over vanilla" for all it tells the American people about their policies or direction under their leadership.
It's not politics in the States that's broken - it's the media. We don't need Superman in the UK; we've got John Humphreys and he keeps our country safe from harm.
Clearly, our representatives in both the house and senate have failed us on numerous occasions, and I would hope people will reflect on recent events while casting their ballots for congressional seats.
Also, had you taken the time to read the article, you would have noted the fact that Mc Cain sponsored a bill 3 years ago that would have prevented much of this mess. The democratic senate choose to make it a party issue and choose not to vote.
The article puts the accountability into pretty clear perspective, IMHO.