The only real mistake in Gessing's otherwise clear and supportable argument is that he he has made the cardinal sin of trying to confuse our friends on the far left with the facts. I applaud the Alibi for having the courage to share multiple viewpoints. Now that hope and change have turned to wish and wonder, I believe more sensible people from both sides are seeing that neither side has the monopoly on solutions.
Thanks for your piece Paul. It is refreshing to see that some of us are more concerned with solving the issues than picking sides. I believe that most Americans share concerns and desires regarding the larger social problems that face our country and all of us individually. Left or Right, we all want good healthcare, fair economic opportunity for all, quality education for our kids, and a clean and healthy environment. We are often and easily too blinded by our hatred for an individual politician or party to see the best solutions can only come from accurately identifying the problem. Its unfortunate that the media and zealots from both extremes are too busy attacking and defending to find the common ground that leads to a solution.