Saturday, January 28, 2017
Obama, divider in chief
When Obama was sworn in as the 44th president, 46% of the population thought the country was more politically divided than ever before to 45% who did not think so. During Obama's eight years, perceived political division steadily increased all the way to the extent that when Trump was sworn in as the 45th president last week, 86% of the population thought the country was more politically divided than ever before to just 12% who did not think so.
Trump didn't cause this divisiveness, he's a consequence of it. And he might just be the manifestation of what will reverse it. More likely, though, is the political dissolution of the country in our lifetimes.