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TheDoorbellRang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:42 AM
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6. As Obama said, we need to change the mindset that brought us to this point
We have become so polarized these past few years that there are many who don't even remember a time when the two parties disagreed with each other with respect. I grew up in a household with Republican parents and a Democratic grandfather with lots of lively discourse but no rancor -- today there are many who cannot even broach political differences with each other in the same household. Stops the chances for progress right there when folks are too mad to even begin a discussion.

I think Obama has the capacity to influence the mindset that has set liberals and conservatives at each others' throats nonstop. The popularity of such hatemongers as Coulter and Limbaugh is still there, but it has been waning, and I have "hope" that Americans will continue to turn from them in derisive disdain rather than continue their mindset of hatred in retaliation.
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