Here is William Sullivan writing at American Thinker (the emphasis is my own):
Recently, Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post asked readers if Republicans and Democrats are talking about the same country, and proceeded to provide evidence that they may not be.
This is, of course, a wildly asinine question to ask. The fact that it is even being posed as relevant inquiry signifies both the rudimentary nature of current political discourse in mainstream venues and the disrespect that mainstream pundits have for American audiences’ intellect.
Have Rucker and the other tuned-in media pundits asking such lofty questions just not been listening or paying attention, or do they assume that we haven’t been doing so? Barack Obama answered his question just days before his election back in 2008: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” His wife Michelle was even more forthright. “We are going to have to change our conversation,” she said. “[W]e’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
Not sure how the clever pundits could miss this, but when you have one faction outwardly professing a desire to transform our nation into something entirely new, while another faction outwardly professes to either retain our identity, or return our identity to something it was once before, the simple answer to Rucker’s question is: No. Republicans and Democrats are not currently talking about the same nation, and the paths sought by each have very little in common.
The United States Constitution is, without question, a document which secures the rights of self-governance among the States and the People, while bestowing minimal authority upon the federal government to oversee very specific elements of governance.
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