Christian73 saidActually most polls show that Americans do LOVE government (or at least what government provides) even when they detest paying for it.
Yeah, right... I would expect that from you. The rest of America disagrees with you.
Your reply is specious. Reid said Americans love "government" not "Congress." Americans do indeed love all that they get from the government even as they dislike the dysfunctions of Congress and Senate.
OK, so Americans hate Congress. I'm sure they're thrilled with the hundreds of thousands of faceless, nameless bureaucrats, the multitude of agencies, the IRS.
How could I have forgotten them? How silly of me! I truly do love the "4th branch" of the Federal government.
Again, not the point that Reid was making. Please stay on the topic you yourself started.
Taking Reid just on what he said, that Americans love government but hate the politics, I presume he means the friction between the two political parties and how that slows down / prevents the party with a majority from sometimes getting its agenda done.
So, according to Reid, we would be better served by a 1 party (or no party) dictatorship, a la the Red Chinese or the old Soviet style Politburo. A nice, centralized planning government that issues edicts and orders to the citizenry without any room for opposing points of view that might hinder the agenda of those in power.
I believe we lived through something close to that for the past two years...