Posted 6 months ago on Sept. 27, 2013, 6:29 p.m. EST by Narley
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Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels.
As the clock ticks down toward a possible government shutdown, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, isn't holding back. On the Senate floor before 10 a.m. Friday, the senator gave a speech describing how American politics have reached the level at which "a small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology"—read: the tea party and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas—have been able to take over the congressional budget debate in the last week. "Since they can't get their way," Harkin said, "they're going to create this confusion and discourse and hope that the public will be so mixed up in who is to blame for this, that they'll blame both sides." This isn't just congressional business as usual, Harkin said. It's much, much more dire: It's dangerous. It's very dangerous. I believe, Mr. President, we are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous …. http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/senator-says-politics-have-reached-civil-war-levels-20130927
I believe the Senator is correct. I would even go further and say the American people are so strongly divided that wide spread violence is possible if it continues the current course. The hate between the varying ideologies seems to be reaching a level we probably haven’t reached before. It’s more than heated debate. It comes across as pure unadulterated hate for those whose don’t agree who you. I visit several internet forums, both liberal and conservative. The hate I hear borders on vicious, I mean just pure hate.
So my question is can the people work things out before we come to blows? Is it really possible for us to stop hating long enough to just talk to each other. Just my two cents.