When you think of your opponent across the aisle as an adversary, “you reject arguments, not persons; question premises, not identities; interrogate interests, not loyalties,” Mr. Ignatieff said.Well said. And I don't think his comments apply solely to Conservatives either.
But when politicians look upon each other as enemies, “legislatures replace relevance with pure partisanship. Party discipline rules supreme, fraternization is frowned upon, negotiation and compromise are rarely practised, and debate within the chamber becomes as venomously personal as it is politically meaningless.”
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Ignatieff is right
In this excerpt in particular as highlighted by John Ibbitson earlier Wednesday, I agree with Ignatieff: