In Washington, the tea party wing of the Republican Party is girding for battle against the House GOP leadership over its support for a budget deal. Republicans and Democrats are clashing fiercely over immigration.
In Richmond, the most bitter gubernatorial campaign that anyone can remember recently ended. The loser still hasn’t called the winner with congratulations.
Meanwhile, consider what happened Wednesday afternoon at Patrick Henry High School. Two clubs, the Young Democrats and the Teen Republicans put aside their political differences for 90 minutes or so. They joined up to enjoy food, fellowship and games in a third-floor classroom.
Call it a Christmas party, a holiday bash, an end-of-the-year get-together. Whatever you want. I heard it described as all three.
There, no students pointed fingers of blame, or called anyone else names. No one had a conniption fit over government health care — you know, the school nurses — or threatened to shut down all the schools. Nobody waved a sign calling for the mayor’s removal from office.
Egads, they even invited the Libertarians.
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