We’re headed into the season of Democratic-Republican polarization. It’s where both parties charge to their base values (versus core values), establish a monolithic strategy and marginalize their moderate members.
Political parties, Democratic or Republican, think there is a duality to politics: You’re either one or the other.
However, the last time I checked the voter registration, that’s not the case. Both are in the minority versus the percentage of unenrolled or independents, at more than 41 percent nationwide.
Most independents see the political spectrum as liberal through conservative. Truly, all Mainers wish to assist people and businesses with reasonable needs, to build and maintain good infrastructure – be it social or bricks and mortar – and to have great educational systems and progressive laws that promote jobs.
More importantly, we wish to prevent stifling tax liabilities that stymie all citizens economically. What Mainers don’t enjoy is our entire governmental rancor; it’s appalling and prevents the creation of considered solutions and policies while driving ire into the electorate.
This could be an interesting November election. Because of the legislative mischief by both parties and the LePage administration, the independents are organizing. Remember, they have a past governor and a present senator under their belt.
Consider this: It may end up that neither party will have to worry about garnering their needed independent votes, as Maine voters may just pass control of the administration to the independents, especially if political polarization is not curbed in the interest of truly serving the total citizenry.