When hypocrisy is the rule rather than the exception, does anyone really have any reason to vote Republican or Democrat?

Among the many manufactured political scandals over which the professional hysterics in the Democratic-Republican commentariat are hyperventilating today, one swirls around recent statements made by RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who said that African Americans "really don't have a reason" to vote Republican. The Chicago Sun Times reports:

Why should an African-American vote Republican? "You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True," Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told 200 DePaul University students Tuesday night.

Steele is, of course, entirely correct. Indeed, one might rather quibble that his statement is far too timid. Why should anyone vote Republican or Democrat for that matter? We really don't have any reason to, as the Democratic and Republican Parties represent, first and foremost, the interests of the ruling political class, which are diametrically opposed to the interests of the people of the United States. Consider, however, the response of Faiz Shakir at Think Progress to Steele's comments:
anytime Democrats make similar arguments, Steele is quick to accuse them of issuing “blind charges of racism, where none exist.” Steele himself claims not to “play the race card,” but in addition to his comments last night, he has said that he has a “slimmer margin for error” because of his race and that white Republicans are “scared” of him.
With this specimen of race-baiting duopolist gotcha politics, playing the race card in the guise of the partisan hypocrisy card, it is difficult to imagine a more concise demonstration of the inanity of Democratic-Republican Party politics. Shakir's response perfectly demonstrates how duopolist politics systematically avoids confrontation with the primary political problem facing the people of the United States, namely, the problem that is Democratic-Republican Party government. As the legions of professional propagandists for the Democratic and Republican Parties themselves demonstrate on a daily basis, hypocrisy is not the exception but rather the rule in the Democratic-Republican political class.

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