Quar­rel on your own time

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Our gov­ern­ment is en­gaged in a messy bout of sand­box pol­i­tics. Just like the petty fight­ing we used to do in the sand­box when we were lit­tle, pol­i­tics these days is turn­ing into par­ti­san child’s play. Democrats dis­agree with Repub­li­cans just be­cause they’re Repub­li­cans and vice versa. Sure, some still care about the ideas and the poli­cies, but let’s be hon­est here: Both sides want to spite the other. It’s what caused Repub­li­cans to re­sort to the “nu­clear op­tion.” Democrats were up­set about their “stolen seat” and were de­ter­mined to op­pose whomever Pres­i­dent Trump nom­i­nated for the Supreme Court seat, re­gard­less of his or her qual­i­fi­ca­tions. It’s what causes Democrats to crit­i­cize every­thing Mr. Trump or his ad­min­is­tra­tion does. When Vice Pres­i­dent Pence said he had a per­sonal rule to never dine alone with a woman who wasn’t his wife, the left went crazy and spun him as a misog­y­nist and a sex­ist.

When peo­ple take a look at our gov­ern­ment, they see too much of the petty sand­box pol­i­tics. They see ac­tions that are a waste of time, money and ef­fort. The line needs to be drawn when par­ties start fight­ing at our ex­pense.

NOAH PETER­SON Steven­son Ranch, Calif.

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