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Why Is Washington So Polarized?

Rick 2811 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 8:05 PM
As the rest of the world wants to emulate America and have the success we enjoy in our standard of living because they haven't achieved that level, America, through Obama and liberalism, is becoming what those countries discarded. If that's not totally wacko, what is the word to be used? In 50 years are we all to be even...several levels below where we are now ? Certainly for the last 4 years we certainly are gaining tremendous strides to that end...wow !!

People who have been around for a while all seem to agree. Never in living memory has the atmosphere on Capitol Hill and in Washington, D.C., generally been so toxic.

I don’t find this to be true out in the hinterland. The country as a whole is divided politically. But it’s not obviously more divided than it was 50 years ago. The toxicity of politics is a D.C. phenomenon. What’s more, the polarization is worse among the elites. It seems that the more education they have, the more polarized people become.

Why is that?

I have a theory. Any period...