Why are we so polarized?

Feb 2011
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The politicians shitty rhetoric finally caught up to the for-profit talking head media, beginning with Limbaugh in the early 90's, who was the father of mass talking head blowhards. I seen this coming for almost 30 years when that shit started, when shows like Crossfire and Hannity and Colmbs went from healthy debate to celebrity ad hom delivery systems for money.
It's uncanny how much the rhetoric of the current administration resembles that of those mass talking head blowhards. Sometimes, I think it's as if we had elected Limbaugh as the president.
 
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The rancor is worse than it was in the 60s. That was more generationally divided. Today, we hate each other in a way that cuts across all ages, pretty much equally.
That's right. It was the youth who were being drafted and sent off to kill Vietnamese, so they were mainly the ones who opposed the war. When Vietnam II came along in Iraq, it was without a draft, and so had less opposition.
 
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UnAmerican Leftist, cultural Marxist and Socialist views are clashing with traditional American worldviews. And there is no middle ground with these diametrically opposed world views
That’s it in a nutshell. The Left has cells of Socialist that are trying to change America as we have known it for over 200 years. To accomplish that change they call our leaders racist bigots to public shame them into mediocrity. Some leftist even go so far to threaten assassination of the President Threatening the President of the United States - Wikipedia. Which is a felony, but nothing is done. So it’s lack of upholding laws and toleration by the left of extremists that want to change America into a Socialist country that is causing this huge divide.


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That’s it in a nutshell. The Left has cells of Socialist that are trying to change America as we have known it for over 200 years. To accomplish that change they call our leaders racist bigots to public shame them into mediocrity. Some leftist even go so far to threaten assassination of the President Threatening the President of the United States - Wikipedia. Which is a felony, but nothing is done. So it’s lack of upholding laws and toleration by the left of extremists that want to change America into a Socialist country that is causing this huge divide.


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The reason we're so polarized is .... the leftists?
 
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Why is it that US voters are so divided just now? The last time there was such political rancor and division was in the late '60s, early '70s, and that was over just one issue. Now, bipartisanship has gone the way of the dodo and the fiscal conservative, gone, extinct, dead. Why? ...
Because a black man had been elected President of the United States.