I think we actually have more in common than our conversation is revealing. For example,
I dont trust neither party AT ALL
I can't agree more with this statement.
As long as we have a media that has an agenda instead of telling the truth 100% percent of the time we are nigh to the end.
My opinions are just a little less intense on many of these things.
My disagreement in the realm of the media is that their agenda is based solely on obtaining profits. They may promote liberal ideas to do this, but the goal is not to promote the left. It is to make money off of their opinions.
No leftist Dem. ever tried to find out the truth about the man or his deeds
I agree that the vast majority put in very little effort to do so. However, the same can be said about republicans and any given democratic leader. Just because you do your homework doesn't the majority of republicans did.
By and large, in any political election (not just president), an individual with strong personal ties to a specific party will learn just enough about their "opponent" to rationalize their hatred towards that person. Republicans will pick whatever information they need to confirm their hatred of Obama, just as Democrats will pick whatever information they need to confirm their hatred of any given republican running for office.
This is not confined to politics, but is a trait of the human personality. Human beings tend towards a "confirmation bias." That is, they will interpret information in a way that confirms preconceived notions they possess. This leads to something called attitude polarization, in which a disagreement becomes more intense as either side is presented the same evidence on an issue. This is a faulty aspect of our human personality and the political landscape is an absolutely perfect example of the failure this personality trait creates.
This post was edited on 2/13 at 11:04 am