Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Scientific Bipartisanship

It is nearly impossible to get our two political parties to work together for the good of us all. And that is because they do not understand a simple concept - to work in a bipatisan manner, each party must stick to the things they do best, and leave everything else to the other party.

Science already knows that there are physiological differences between conservatives (Republicans) and liberals (Democrats). Republicans are conservative because they think primarily with the left, analytical side of the brain. Democrats tend to think with the right, creative side of the brain, which gives birth to liberal concepts.

Therefore, it makes sense that Republicans should handle the analytics - WHAT is the problem, WHY is it a problem, WHEN does it have to be addressed and WHAT exactly should be done. Once the analytics are taken care of, the issue should be turned over to the Democrats to devise a creative method for solving the problem within the framework established by the analytics - the "how-to", if you will.

Once the Democrats construct a workable solution WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK of the analytics, both parties would then confer and work out any kinks. The Republicans would use their analytical prowess to analyze the creative solution put forth by the Democrats, to try and find any problems in it, and between the two parties, they would settle on a workable solution.

The key is two-fold:

1) Each party sticks to their part of the process, and
2) Each party must work within the framework of the other parties decisions.

In this way, the problems we face would be analyzed by those who are best suited to analytics, and a solution created by those most adept at creating. Then the two would work together to smooth it all out, and work out the kinks.

And the bill that is created should address ONLY the issue or issues at hand. No earmarks. No "pork". Nothing slid in secretly at the tail end of the process. The Dems cannot change the analytical framework established by the Republicans, and the Republicans cannot change the creative solutions of the Democrats, except as agreed upon, in concert, by a majority of both parties during the final conference.

This is the only way that bipartisanship can become a mainstay of the political process, benefitting all Americans.


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