Debate:Placing the blame on how America got polarized
I believe America was polarized, unintentionally, but I don't believe Bush was the culprit. My theory is that either the Republican congress of the 1990's or Democrat President Bill Clinton is to blame. Maybe neither, maybe I am wrong. I'll be waiting for your reply.
(1) Republicans in congress so harassed Bill Clinton that America got entrenched to two camps, Left and Right of center.
(2) Bill Clinton throwing out Right wingers, as attacking me, when he probally should have stepped down.
'00 elections were so narrow, both camps claim Presidency.
The seeds of polarization were laid before we were attacked on 9/11. Initially, we put our differences aside and supported the President. Some reverted back to their camps right after the Axis of Evil speech of '02. As time passed, certain high profile people came out against Bush and against his Iraq policy. This became a loud drum rally for the left and right, all that came together after the shock of 9/11 was wiped out.
If I am wrong, then this is what happened. Democrats, in charge for decades, found their parties livelyhood threatened by not owning any power. The loss of Presidency, both congresses, many governorships, all branches and then the Supreme Court- they were determined to take back power at any cost. That cost democracy dearly.--jp 00:10, 8 May 2007 (EDT)