pronounced: "by-par-tih-sin cross-fyr"
Bipartisan crossfire is the attack received directly and indirectly by both sides of a two-party political system. In the heat of opposing sides, those identified as the "center" or "middle" of the political spectrum are often criticized for not fully embellishing all of the motives of either party. The centrist
ridicules the extremists on both sides, such as Rush Limbaugh
and Michael Moore
*, but also usually agrees with the open-minded on both sides. These far-lefties/righties are usually the ones that instill the bipartisan crossfire in the first place.
Lastly, bipartisan crossfire is socially dangerous. In a world dominated by opposition, the last thing we need is to silence the open-minded: they're usually the ones who stop us from trying to annihilate each other.
*According to the teen-shaping TV program "Family Guy
," these two are the same person. Oh, and Nazis
'08. Because National Socialism
go hand in hand. Look it up.
The aspiring centrist couldn't fully identify with either party because he supports both the War on Terror and President Barack Obama (mostly, like 73%). Both sides' bipartisan crossfire
left him politically alone. He is now left at a crossroads — does he abandon his own identity and conform to one party, or keep his ideals, knowing no one will hear them?
That, or drop politics altogether and become a mindless, Twittering, texting, "OMGi<3thisSong!" media whore.