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Why Is Washington So Polarized?

Righty3 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:28 AM
No, I think the divide comes from a different place. The US was a center-right country where most people agreed on the basics, and so the dems and repubs only differed at the margins. That is, until recently. The underclass Obama and his ilk foster, want what you have, and the libs show them how to take it from you rather than working for it. The underclass is insatiable, and since they pay no taxes, small, limited government living within its means is no issue to them. The rest of us are slaves to their needs. Obama proved elections can be won without the white, Christian, working class vote - his power comes from the underclass, and he knows how to channel it against the rest of us. Simple as that.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 6:12 PM
Righty 3 -I agree with the gist of your statements; But we have to understand that when Obama (in fact all Politicians) uses the words "middle class" he/they are NOT even considering the "working class vote". Progressives see absolutely nothing wrong with drawing unemployment, food stamps, welfare payments etc etc for GENERATIONS! Maybe a Generational Welfare recipient feels better when referred to as "Middle Class'; I was born during the Depression and grew up poor, shanty Irish in WV. I have often wondered HOW HARD would things have to become before my Mom/Dad would have used "food stamps"! They NEVER did!
Pistol Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:15 PM
Sadly, Righty3, I agree you are on the right track. Bolstered by young single women who vote for abortion as a single issue, and a few naïve moonbeams of good intentions but low information, the Dems have constructed a solid powerful majority. Only the education provided by misery has a hope of turning things around, because the current and ongoing culture and economy is increasing the size of this voting block.
SimcoeJim Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:21 PM
There are tears in Lady Liberty's eyes and her torch is growing dim
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 6:15 PM
Sim-Well, the Facts are: the "tears in Lady Liberty's eyes" may very extinguish the FLAME--The money supply is NOT without limit! we're about to find out!

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...