Demon Hunter wrote:If you didn't vote for Obama you're a racist. If you didn't vote for Hillary you're a sexist. If you don't agree with the left you're being divisive.
Well, if you didn’t vote for Obama, it could be because you’re a racist, and didn’t want a black man representing the highest Office in the land. Or if you didn’t vote for Hillary, it could be you’re a sexist, and didn’t want a woman representing the highest office in the land. Even if racism and sexism didn’t weigh into which candidate got your vote, racism and sexism is alive and well in our country, and can’t be ignored.
Divisive politics (without respect to which Party employs them) has weakened our governments image and effectiveness at home and abroad. At the moment mainstream Republicans that won’t cotton to the divisive politics of race baiting and sexism, are being overshadowed and gradually forced out of the Party. Deepening political polarization puts our nation's democracy at risk. When government can no longer function because the major party’s are majorly polarized, it gradually collapses.
Today a Democrat was elected Virginia’s Governor, along with a majority Democrat sweep on the down ticket. His Late in the race, and behind in the polls, his Republican establishment opponent ran with divisive race baiting rhetoric. He painted his Democrat opponent, an Army doctor turned pediatric neurosurgeon, as a man that would turn a blind eye to M-13, a minority brutal criminal organization. It didn’t work.
We are a diverse nation with many problems to solve. The people we elect to represent our interest must put the unity of our nation before divisive politics. Public service means to serve the public, not one’s political party or ambitions.