I understand that they have difrent philosophy's pn how to govern the United States but it seems like there so stuck up that they can't admit when any member of the other party was right. Is it so wrong for a politician to think that another politician despite having difrent political views is good at what they do. Barack Obama said in a debate that he didn't think Ronald Reagan was a good president.
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I think the major problem in the US is that politics is such a hot iron and people get extremely tense about it. That is why foreigners are usually advised not to discuss politics with Americans... it tends to end up in a big fight. I can't quite say why that is, I only know it's like that and I've experienced it myself. I think one of the reasons is that making compromises is considered something very bad in America. Some sociologists actually made a study about this a few years ago. They asked Europeans and Americans what they thought about the word "compromise". It turned out that in Europe, "compromise" has generally a very good connotation. When people hear it, they think "oh, that's great, this way everyone gets at least a little bit of what he originally wanted". In the US, most people viewed the word negatively, thinking "that's crappy. If I have to make compromises, I don't get what I want".
I'm no putting any value on this, I'm just stating it as a cultural difference that seems to exist.
Another problem is that in the US, the political right-wing (especially the tea party) doesn't care much about constructive politics anymore. When Obama said he wanted to work together with everyone, he made a huge mistake. Why? Because the tea party never even intended to hear him out. From the moment they came into existence, they decided to obstruct every single issue he'll ever suggest. Not necessarily because they hate it but because they hate him. They make a politics of obstructionism, which makes US politics as a whole very complicated.1