The first week of August 2011 will forever more be remembered as the failure of partisan politics. The Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the United States Government debt rating is the result of the folly of hardline partisan politics where both parties put themselves so far off the edge of the cliff, they fell off together. The passing of the budget bill that triggered this historic and shameful event, was widely labeled the result of “bipartisanship.” But the resultant downgrade has done nothing more than to more clearly than ever elucidate the utter collapse of a system torn to shreds by partisan politics.
Twain Group brings an understanding that viable, working relationships are paramount to any forward movement and is proud to offer a comprehensive launch to every situation. We started the company as a result of seeing the poisonous atmosphere that has been gripping Washington, DC only get worse and worse. The recent downgrade of an entire first world country’s debt is a pretty amazing debacle in any situation. For the downgrade to be blamed by the authority doing it on the failure of politics; is a pretty damning conclusion.
Twain Group reaches a different conclusion. Now is the time to abandon one sided, shrill and harsh partisan messaging and reach across for balance. This is a crisis of the highest order, yet the ones who caused it are still running around like chickens with their heads cut off. The partisanship has gotten even worse, not better. We feel it is time to implement balanced messages, create sustainable dialog and work towards actual solutions. Name calling, finger pointing are just symptoms of the disease itself, partisanship.
True bipartisan politics requires dialog for long periods of time, with the absence of drama, political theater and with the more appropriate business like negotiation atmosphere. True bipartisan politics means both embracing something new, and abandoning the norm at the precise same time. Balanced messages are critical in crisis communications and day to day communications alike. In a society ripped asunder by partisanship, it is time to create balance, bring bipartisanship to the forefront, where it belongs.