"The real issues: high taxes, an unfriendly business environment and political insiderism go unaddressed. And apparently that is the way the Rhode Island electorate wants it."
Although when you say "the electorate" you should modify it by "majority". there are a good 40% (though dwindling) who are nauseated by it.
Welfare clients, anchor babies and those morons still brainwashed into thinking the coalition of anchor babies, sodomites, arrogant atheists, underworked and overcompensated cronies and millionaire marxists is "da party of da workin' people" rule the day.
" is "da party of da workin' people""
... wait, it's not??? When did that happen???
"Red vs. Blue is the larger game,"
No, "Red vs Blue" is the false game they present to you as a way to pin you into an "us vs them" mentality. The reality is, as anyone paying attention could tell you, it's Red and Blue vs You.
jgardner has a point. Just the other day I was asked, for the first time, whether my politics were "red, or blue". The inquirer was from Oklahoma.
jgardner: We agree. To clarify, my intent was to use Red v. Blue as an example of the way people are exploited by insiders. It was a follow-on from Hayward's point that "Your fellow citizens are not your competitors – they are your enemies" according the way politics is played now. Red/Blue is just the most recognizable (and the biggest) of these "games".