Are we a split nation politically, or does it merely seem so because of the media?
It seems as if today's politics are so polarized that the country takes completely opposing views on which direction we should be heading. Is this true, or is it an illusion promoted by the liberal and conservative media.
I don't think it's one or the other. I think there are very polarized views, but that the media exaggerates.
You pose a great question. Now, when I answer this question there will undoubtedly be those who vote my answer down. Maybe that is part of the answer, as well. We are faced today with information overload surrounding a 24 hour news cycle. Personally I think too many people rely on the on air pundits in forming their political biases. Notice, I didn't say opinions. Political TV, radio and print hacks make their livings by inciting their listeners, viewers or readers, thereby pumping up their own salaries and revenues. Just look at who is spewing the hateful words and speech and then examine how much money they make off of it. Do you honestly think they have their listeners, readers or viewers interests at heart or is it nothing more than being a shock jock? I think it is the latter. "Yes" we are a split nation and I don't know how we will ever get back on track. There is a war on women. A war on equal pay. A war on education. A war on teachers. A war on unions. A war on contraception. A continuing war on abortion. A war on gays and lesbians. A war on almost anything that isn't white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. With that being written, bring on the down votes. LOL
The thing is most people do not belong to any political party or mindset. Only the extremists bother to get that involved with politics. This is proven by the fact that so relatively few people turn out to vote. Most people do not care who is governor, senator or president because they know that the rich fat bastards dont have their best interests in mind. They are paid cronies of the corpocracy and make their decisions based on who is quietly placing money in their pockets.
Therefore the only polarization is between the two big parties of wealthy control freaks. The rest of us who are only interested in what's best for this country and its people wish these idiots would stop bickering and do some actual work. So concerned with who is right and who is to blame the morons have let everything go to hell. This is the inherent fallacy of our system which allows only the rich fat bastards to become elected officials. Pay to play. How is that logical?
I actually agree with pagesvoice. Politics aren't about the issues and various ways of handling them any more, it's basically boiled down to this religion doesn't like this so lets get rid of it, or lets defend it.
Yes, this is a "split nation politically," and that it the way the founders intended things to be.
Examples of nations that are not "split politically" are Cuba, North Korea and Red China.
Yes we are a spit nation and that's why the media is split. There are opposing views to the extreme and less extreme. But there are also people helping and hoping to make this split more pronounced for their own political, racial and economic gain.
I think views wouldn't be so split if there were more people in politics and in big business who would sincerely promote commonality and unity between all Americans for the good us all and for the nation
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