Why is it…

January 17th, 2009

…that any organization that calls itself “nonpartisan” is almost certain to be filled with Democrats?

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  • 1. Zach W.  |  January 17th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    What about the Wisconsin Institute for Leadership? Surely they’re not filled with Democrats!

  • 2. BobG  |  January 17th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Because everyone knows that Democrats are intelligent, tolerant, honest, and generally better than anyone else, especially Republicans. {/sarcasm}

  • 3. Zach W.  |  January 17th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Bob, I’ve met liberals and conservatives who were intelligent, tolerant, and honest, and I’ve met folks from both sides of the political spectrum who were unkind, bigoted, and dishonest, so I think it cuts both ways.

  • 4. Elliot  |  January 18th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    What Zach says.

    I’ve never found a person’s political persuasion to be particularly indicative of their character.

  • 5. BobG  |  January 18th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Personally, I don’t like either extreme end of the spectrum, and don’t belong to any political party; I am more libertarian than anything. I do happen to run into more condescending and intolerant Democrats that are than I do Republicans around here. And I live in a state that is heavily Republican.

  • 6. grumps  |  January 19th, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Perhaps those who are Republican don’t feel that they can be, or even attempt to be, non-partisan.

    That wasn’t always so but it feels that way now. Look at the Fitzgerald boys backing themselves away from any responsibility or action toward a solution. If the rank and file take direction from their leadership you won’t see many stepping up to work across the aisle.

  • 7. steveegg  |  January 19th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Because we know the working press(titute) definition of “nonpartisan” is “whatever the Party of the Donkey wants”.

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