I am going to make a rather shameful disclosure to you, reader. For years I'd been casually disrespecting the foundations of a Federal Republic I'd presumed (a result of ceaseless but duplicitous inculcation) was in better shape than it was. And it is decidedly not in good shape I have very fearfully discovered. It is much, much more troubled than I would have dared think!
That may still be true... only... one head touts affordable child care, school lunches, and pre-K where the other head requires that you keep your rapist's baby to term and guarantee visitation rights. I still believe the latter, different approaches of the true government, to a considered degree but realizing that they are not the same. One head is flawed. The other is psychotic. I digress.
Post script: I started voting in 2004 for Kerry. Bush had become, and entirely, unconscionable. You'll remember Kerry endured the "Swiftboat" degradation and the aspersions cast as regards the hugely respected medals he earned in combat... The Purple Heart And The Silver Star. I was driving in my car and listening to the late-term forecasts for the Presidency and it was looking good for a Kerry win. Polls were favorable and exit polls, a very accurate indicator, showed that Kerry was in the lead. I tuned in later to be informed of what was a "landslide" victory for Bush...Gazecki speaks to that huge disappointment we the betrayed must feel at such stark betrayal.