Wednesday, October 2, 2013

We Blame Primary Elections

Now that the non-essential portions of government are officially shutdown, every pundit is contractually obligated to apportion blame.  As expected, all liberal pundits blame John Boehner, all conservatives blame both President Obama and Harry Reid, and all other "independent" outlets blame everyone. 

We know the real culprit.

Primary elections.

We've discussed this before, but primaries promote extremism and punish moderates.  There is not a single Republican worried about their next general election, but they are very worried about proving their right wing bona fides in order to garner votes from primary voters. 

Throw out the primary system, permit all candidates, regardless of party, to participate in an open primary election and bring the top three back for the general election. 

This will fix Washington.


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