Tags: Former | Congressmen | Blast | Partisanship

Former Congressmen Blast Partisanship

Monday, 04 Oct 2010 10:37 AM

Many average citizens are disgusted that Republicans and Democrats can’t cooperate to solve the nation’s major problems. And many of their former representatives to Congress agree, Politico reports.

former, GOP, congressmen, partisanshipA group of 130 former members of Congress – Democrats and Republicans – sent a letter to all congressional candidates in both parties, urging them to get off the low road.

The time has come to change “this sorry state of affairs … and focus on problem solving,” the group, Former Members of Congress for Common Ground, wrote.

Congress “appears gripped by zero-sum game partisanship, in which the goal often seems to be more to devastate the other side ... than to find common ground to solve problems,” they observe. “We have met the enemy. And it is us.”

The group is led by former Reps. John Porter, R-Ill. (pictured) , and David Skaggs, D-Colo.


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved