Our Ailing Democracy

A successful democracy requires efficient transfer of power after an election.

While opposition to outcomes gets in the way of that transition, like the reaction to 2000 Bush v Gore, it really becomes a problem when refusal to accept outcomes is combined with obstructionism, like the post 2008 Obama gridlock in the face of great national need.

About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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