Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
Democrats and Republicans agree on lots of things; spending lots of money on the military, avoiding a welfare state, keeping healthcare private, the invasion of Iraq, intervensionism, socialism is bad, etc.
I am going to have to respectfully disagree on this. The parties don't agree on these things. Dems want to cut military spending, GOP doesn't. Dems favor a welfare state, GOP does not. GOP wants healthcare to be private, Dems do not. GOP tends to favor the Iraq war, Dems don't (though they voted for it at the time but now were apparently against it all along). They do agree that interventionism is good, at least in general. Dems seem to think there are good things about socialism, while GOP does not.
I do agree that politics is not about causing division. It is about power though at the end of the day.