Voters fell into one of three camps in 2008: you either loved Obama ; weren’t going to vote for him, but knew he’d make a good President all the same ; or you definitely weren’t going to vote for him, but weren’t going to make a big scene about it. There wasn’t a lot of flat-out hate for the man. Sure, those people existed on the fringes, but you didn’t see quite the vitriol that you do today.
Haters Gonna Hate
This election, people fall into one of only two camps: you love your candidate and hate the other ; or you throw up your hands in disgust and boycott voting this time around. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground.
The problem with this is that nothing is likely to get done, no matter who gets voted in in November. Senators and Representatives will almost surely go against anything proposed by the person who was not their choice.
While I remain hopeful for the changes suggested in a recent article here, part of me knows that things will only get worse from here. And that’s really sad.
by Cuesta Benito