Friday, December 11, 2009

Civility Is Gone

I have finally decided that the current crop of adults, and I use that term very loosely, cannot seem to disagree politically without throwing insults, sarcasm and examples of why the person that they disagree with is a moron. In doing this they also fail to address the very subject being discussed. apparently, form is considered better than substance.

Why these miscreants do this is beyond me unless they would just rather throw out cute remarks without needing to lower themselves to an actual debate on issues.Name calling isn't just limited to ultra liberals, though I sense that there are more of them than conservatives. Most conservatives, even those that are so far aright that they need bleacher seats, seldom go out of their way to insult their detractors. Actually they find ignoring them is just as effective. Some tend to be very pompous though.

Talk Radio hosts are in the business of making money. Hey, it is a profession. Show business.I once had a job as a talk radio host, but I didn't get into the personality parade that exists now. People put down the three or four conservative shows, but the fact that more liberal productions don't get enough action to warrant advertisers spending money on them. One even had to run for political office in order to make a living. This would appear to mean that they great unwashed as eastern liberals would say, the common man or woman are far more conservative that the eastern establishment would like to see. Especially out here in the west.

Unfortunately, we here in Idaho are beset with extremists on both sides. It reminds me of a 70's song. "Clowns to the left, Jokers to the right, Here I am stuck in the middle with you." That about sums it up. somehow, the Republican Party and the Democrat party need to swing closer to the middle. Right now, even in the Senate, we have centuries of tradition thrown out for partisan debate.

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