Politics | A Golden Rule suggestion for America’s intense political divisions
by Joel Belz
Posted 11/12/18, 03:19 pm
For a few hours on the morning of Nov. 7, things seemed remarkably and almost unbelievably tranquil.
“Today,” said Nancy Pelosi, “you have to like being a Democrat.” “Everyone,” said Republican Karl Rove, “gets a ribbon. Everyone leaves with something to brag about.”
Or call it “politics as usual”—but defining “as usual” the way we did 30, 40, or maybe 50 years ago. Back then, we’d just forget the agonies and miseries of the midterm campaign and get on with the nation’s agenda.