The top headline and teaser from today's NY Times is the best example of why our nation has little hope for change.
Conservatives Map Strategies on Court Fight
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Preparing to oppose the confirmation of President Obama’s eventual choice to succeed Justice David H. Souter, conservative groups are working together to stockpile ammunition.
How is it possible to have a fight already underway when the choice hasn't even been made? Does this mean that it doesn't even matter who Obama chooses? A fight (which will cost tax-payer dollars and take time away from efforts to recover our nation's economy) will ensue, NO MATTER WHAT?
The full article is, of course, far more informative and doesn't make this inevitable fight seem quite as childish as the headline does (it goes into the reasons conservatives oppose the top names in the "hat," as well as listing candidates these groups would like considered):
The basic point, however, is that for too many years there has been far too much counter-productive fighting in our government. It's not helping, and we as a nation are losing out.