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Why are Democrats and Republicans so 'polarized' Against Each Other?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Opinion of the Editor James 'Obama in the White House Blog'

For as long as I have been writing this blog, I still have yet to understand why the Democrats and the Republicans are so polarized against each other. It appeared that when the Democrats had total control of Congress, the Democrats lent a deaf ear to the Republicans and conservative ideas. Many will say that the politics of one of the greatest nations in the world is what makes it so great. It is a fact that most people for whatever reason never seem to agree with each other, yet the stonchest of all Conservatives just are not able to understand why the Democrats have been promoting such liberal ideas during the first 2 years of President Obama's presidency. The stonchest of all liberal Democrats are ignorant enough not being able to understands why real conservatives are so conservative, and not interested in promoting anything Democrats want.
Members of Congress are definitly in the top 5% of top salary earners, as the average salary of a senator in 2009 was approximately $174,000 per year. Every Senator in Congress then may be subseptable to higher taxes in 2011 if President Obama didn't side with the Democrats so that taxes would not go up for anyone starting in 2010. For now, the President's decision seems to be benefiting everyone. The poor and middle class folks will not see a rise in their taxes, and the rich can also be relieved to know that the President will not get his wish by raising their taxes at least in the next few years. But now this poses a dilimma for the Republicans in 2012. Another vote will have to take place in the election year to extend the Bush-Era tax cuts that now is pretty much assured to pass through Congress before January 1, 2011.
Again, it is predicted that the Bush tax-cuts will again pass during 2012. President Obama can regain popularity with the middle and upper class especially and definitely would help his chances in gaining re-election. I truly believe that even though President Obama does not really approve of the Bush-Era tax cuts in his mind, he knows that it would be great for his re-election in 2012. It will be interesting to note what mud the Republicans will come up with when the President's popularity rises, especially after the job market picks up by 2012. For sure, there will be more mud-slinging in Congress, so now the Conservatives will continue to tear down the character and ability of President Obama. Will it be enough to make sure that President Obama does not get elected? In my opinion, I believe they will not have enough to stop his re-election. To this date, there still is no real candidate that stands out above all other prospective candidates to run against President Obama. This, countered with the 'third party' or so called 'tea party' will most definitely steal votes in the upcoming Presidential election in 2012 from both parties, and the Republicans have more to loose from stolen votes by the 'tea party'. There again, the 'tea party' may come up with a better candidate than the Republicans.
With all this said, the Democrats will still think to the left or 'liberal' and the Republicans will still think to the right or 'conservative'.  The bickering will continue by Congress, but hopefully the people who are affected by their decisions can survive another day.

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