Extreme Points of View
Both Democrats and Republicans have good and bad ideas that they bring to the table. You may disagree with a lot of (or most) things from one side, or with one’s core philosophy, but there are reasonable ideas from both parties.
Unfortunately, if you can find a politician willing to publicly admit to that simple and reasonable fact, then you’ll likely find someone who won’t be (re)elected come election time. We don’t live in a world of reason, but extremes.
We’re not allowed to like anything about the “other side” — it’s a sign of weakness.
Only the extreme people/events/ideas get attention. You don’t hear about the sensible conversations and debates, you only hear about the extreme points of view. You have to a pick a side. You’re either with us or against us.
There’s no middle ground to stand on.
Can we please just have some common sense, moderation, and reasoning brought (back?) into the conversation? McDonald’s doesn’t make you fat, just as drinking a beer doesn’t make you an alcoholic. Watching television doesn’t make you fat — watching 30+ hours a week and eating too many calories does.
Let’s make moderation and common sense fashionable again.