November 2nd, 2010
04:18 PM ET

Country more divided now than under Bush?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

For most of the eight years George W. Bush was president, the United States was a nation divided.
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Liberals and many independents passionately opposed what President Bush was doing and the way he was doing it - from the wars, to torture, wiretapping of U.S. citizens, the response to Hurricane Katrina and the president's cowboy attitude when it came to international relations.

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, we were told things would change. Candidate Obama promised a new era of bipartisanship. He promised to change the way Washington works. A tall order for sure, but a lot of people believed it could happen.

Fast forward two years and in many ways this country seems more divided than ever. For starters, critics say the administration is insular and out-of-touch with most Americans. The same thing many said about Bush.

Also, they say the president's promises of bipartisanship fell flat, with the Democrats pushing through controversial legislation like health care reform with few, if any, Republicans on board.

Many Americans are now opposed to what this president has done, including health care, the stimulus bill and record government spending.

Some are so disgusted with what's going on in Washington that a whole new political movement has been born. In many ways, it seems like the phenomenon that is the Tea Party sprung up in reaction to President Obama's policies.

And, as the country votes today in the midterms, it's an election that's been marked by angry, nasty ads and personal attacks between the political parties, which seem to be worse than ever.

Here’s my question to you: In less than two years, does it seem the country has become even more divided than it was during the Bush years?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Karen in Idaho writes:
Yes, we are a more divided country than ever before. We spent 8 years under George Bush hoping that things would get better when he was gone. The deepening division has come because we expected things to get better immediately with a new president. The damage to our country is so deep that we cannot expect repairs overnight. It will take years to get back to the Clinton days of optimism and hope for the future.

Bonnie in New Jersey writes:
I say we are not as divided as one would think; most of us are still in the center. We have been here through Bush and now Obama but neither one has connected to us. I am not so sure Bush was even worried about connecting with us and I think Obama is stunned that he hasn't.

Carla writes:
I frankly don’t believe this country will stand much longer. I expect a revolution. We’re divided into two factions – the poor and the wealthy, with no middle class anymore.

Mike writes:
When we create the jobs, we'll also destroy the demons. Then a great new day will be ushered in!

Peg in New York writes:
From what I see on TV, my answer would be yes. But yesterday, I attended a Democratic rally for Scott Murphy with Former President Bill Clinton. One thing impressed me the most, civility. Directly across from The Democratic Rally, his opponents had their own area to support their candidate. At no time did I hear a nasty comment or see any inkling of impolite behavior. Are we divided? Yes. Can we be civil? Yes. Is it as extreme as it was during the Bush years? In some areas, yes.

Kevin writes:
I can't remember a president that has used the term "the other side" or "the other guys" more than this one. How can that possibly be an effective way to build bridges or "Unite" as was promised?

N. writes:
I think we are certainly more divided today. In the final years of the previous administration, our country was united – in opposition to Bush.

soundoff (124 Responses)
  1. Julie in MD

    The Tea Party is advocating a devisive agenda but few are buying into it. People are angry on both the rignt & left – this is not devisive nor helpful.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  2. David - Cleveland, OH

    Big time. Obama's policies have created a polarization: big government vs. small government; tax and spend vs. fiscal conservancy; higher taxes vs. lower taxes; free market vs. government control; capitalism vs. redistribution of wealth; socialism vs. capitalism. Most people did not care during the McCain-Obama campaign; they just wanted a change from Bush. Obama was not required, nor did anyone ask, to discuss his policies and programs. All people heard was the word, "change." Had people seen what was ahead, Obama would not have been elected.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  3. M. Trevor Przyuski

    The division, while it exists, is amplified by the loud and obnoxious on both sides who view politics and participation in democracy as another form of Ultimate Fighting. We're RED, you're BLUE, our side is better, blah, blah, blah. The devastating reality of it all is that while average Americans (and below average politicians) argue with each other over ideology, the multinational corporate conglomerates are covertly moving in to to make us all equal in our subjegation of the might moneyed. I'm reminded of a line from Martin Scorseces, "Gangs of New York," when Boss Tweed tells a colleague (and I paraphrase), "If you want to keep power, just keep half of the poor people fighting the other half."

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  4. J.


    Yes, but... during the Bush years folks didn't say and were NOT encouraged to. During the current administration, people are ENCOURAGED to vent. And the media gives more and more time to folks that have no standing at all. Giving them a platform that they did not have before. I for one am tired of nobodies like Sara Palin pontificating like they know anything when they do not.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  5. Dave in DC

    Unfortunately yes. There is little chance that we'll ever have bipartisanship in this country again unless something extreme happens to pull people back together. Then time will pass and we'll go back to our extreme views again. That's why you better use your advantage when you have it. The Dems should have used the last two years to push through everything that was important to them when they had the numbers. Nothing is going to happen now.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  6. joe

    Yes, it is certainly more divided. Obama will be known as the "great divider" – against claims he would unite. Referring to Republicans as "enemies", stating Republicans will "take a back seat", and many more outbursts lead to a bitter, divided nation.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  7. Fred Lane

    Yes the country is more divided mostly because Obama has lost a great deal of his base. What I am most angry at him about is that he allowed the resurgence of the Republicans who, after the Bush years, should have become irrelevant, but his extending an olive branch to them made him appear weak and very misguided in his politics. The worst of it is that it was actually the Republicans that watered down everything he did get passed but he has failed in even conveying that to the American people. He was given a mandate and he squandered it...

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  8. Jim

    No matter what the Democrats would have done, the Republicans would have been against it. To say that the nation is more divided now is to show the ignorance of the Republican strategy to put politics ahead of the well being of the country. Any progress that happens under Obama would require the Republicans to acknowledge his positive accomplishments, something that they are unwilling to do.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  9. SG

    Not more divided. Just a reflection that Democrats (generally) are open-minded enough to work with an opposing administration while the Republicans have chosen an "all or nothing" approach. Effective politically, but not exactly helpful to the nation. If the right and far-right could back off from their position that everything that does not exactly match their world view is either socialist, immoral, or unpatriotic, the entire country would be in a much better place. But I'm not holding my breath.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  10. Alex

    In my opinion, this has all been orchestrated by the right. They knew they were headed out when Bush was done, so they made a concerted effort from day 1 of Obama's term (literally – check the historical record) to stop him at every opportunity. Phase 2 of the operation was the establishment of the Tea Party movement. Obama could have cured cancer and he'd still be faced with a divided nation under these circumstances.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  11. Mark

    Absolutely. Not surprising given BHO is the second worst president in history, right behind Carter.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  12. Paul

    Obama has pushed his way around while ignoring the people he represents. Bush’s entire goal was keeping this country safe after 9/11 through policies that can be interrupted as overreaching. Obama’s entire goal is to push "his" agenda through without attempting to listen to We The People. He has become the most divisive president of our time.

    Spring, Tx

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  13. Brian in Illinois

    Our country has become a political football where the society now feels as if the Democrats didn't move the ball down the field enough so they are punting the ball away to the Republicans. If they can't give them a few first downs at least in the next two years, they too may be the equivalent of three and out. What I do believe is that, for better or worse, Americans are holding up the 1950's style economy as the chief role model for how an economy should be. It may now be easier said than done to return to a model where getting a good job within a good company can nearly guarantee lifetime security, but untill that happens the political football will likely continue to be passed around with neither side able to reach the goal line.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  14. Roamer

    Jack, in the morning, it should be clear. We are spending ourselves into debt beyond our wildest imagination. And with no visible results. Wake up Jack.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  15. Cindi in LA

    Yes, because when Bush was in office, the Dems were at least reasonable legislaters willing to hear the Repubs bills and respond like adults. Not so today. The Repubs have a block-em-no-matter-what strategy that has pushed the country into corners.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  16. Link

    Our country is without a doubt MORE divided. Just goes to prove that no matter who is running our country THEY are out of touch with Americans OR they just don't care. God help us!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  17. Logan

    Yes, this country is more divided than before. The people were promised transparency and bipartisanship and got secrecy. For example, the health care reform bill was done behind closed doors and with democratic leaders only. Once the bill was brought forward Republicans & Democrats alike were opposed and voiced the concerns of their respective constituents only to be ignored as well as the majority of this country. Republicans were labeled as obstructionist and Democrats were strong-armed into voting. YEs my friends, this divide the country more than the Bush era.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  18. Peter Ferguson

    More division , anger? You bet.
    President Obama has done a lot more than the far right had hoped he would have been able to do in 21 months. He prevented a total collapse of the financial sector, signed into law new reforms for Wall Street, provided health care for millions of Americans, created the biggest tax break for the middle class in decades, created more jobs in the first two months of 2010 than all of Bush's 8 years...... I guess these changes have left out some special interest groups and many wealthy Americans (Tea Party folk) who are afraid this may cost them a few extra tax dollors Where is your patriotism? Don't you want what is good for America?. Peter, Elgin, Illinois

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  19. Sam Griffin

    When the President of the US campaigns to his base by asking them to vote so he can punish his enemies and reward his friends, you have departed far from anything said by George Bush. Obama is deliberately trying to divide the country so he will have an excuse why he can't work with Republicans or anyone who has an opinion different from his. Unfortunately, this approach just creates more enemies for him, not less, and reduces the ranks of those who trust him as a "uniting force" for the country. This "we vs. them" or "bunker" mentality is what made Jimmy Carter a one-termer and Obama seems to be heading down the same path.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  20. Adrian Moy

    We are more divided because Mr. Obama and the Democrats failed to galvanize their base, leaving the Republicans and the Tea Partiers to frame the debate. If you like dysfunctional government, you'll love what comes next. Working Americans will pay the price and bear the burden, while the corporations and the wealthy do better than ever.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  21. Eric

    This part is disingenuous: "with the Democrats pushing through controversial legislation like health care reform with few, if any, Republicans on board."

    Much of the health care bill were ideas actually proposed by Republicans. Perhaps you should ask why would Republicans vote against a bill that they themselves would like to pass? The answer of course is that Republicans today vote against almost everything, because making Obama and America fail is their plan to get back in power. And their plan is working.

    In fact, the main reason so many Americans are against the bill is because it's a giant gift, to the insurance industry. Medicare for all would be a real solution that would force the insurance industry to get super efficient.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  22. Bruce Seesengood

    Yes, I think it has. People seem to want instant solutions to all of our problems but don't want to give up any of the entitlements that the government provides. We face many problems and many difficult choices will have to be made and we must all share the pain of getting our house in order. If our elected officials cannot learn to work together
    I am truly afraid of what lies ahead for our country. Remember this " If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got".
    Wednesday will bring changes in the faces in Washington, but I doubt that it will bring changes in our divided country.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  23. Dan

    I see a huge divide in the country. The right can not stand having an African American in the White House. They are willing to put the "arsonists" back in charge to get him gone.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  24. C Kane

    The current president has had to clean up after the last one. Croneyism, mismanagement, two wars, a financial crisis, unfunded debt obligations (prescription drug benefit, "No Child Left Behind", etc.), reduced income (tax cuts), an electorate who distrusts politicians because they were lied to and misinformed and alienated foreign allies among other things. It took Clinton six years to fix things after Reagan. A large part of Obama's opposition is from the South and they still haven't forgotten the civil war. So you are educated, why do you seem suprised?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  25. Seth Hill from Topanga, CA

    More divided than ever! I am so sick of this constant political bickering, I want to create a new "Centrist" political party. Anybody know what to do first?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  26. Debbie in NC

    It's very divided. Obama wanted CHANGE and I believe he will get it today!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  27. Richard

    Devided no. Fed up, yes

    Richard Ashburn, VA

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  28. James Carlisle

    I am a 55 year old white collar hard working American and have been saving for years to hopefully retire when I turn the ripe old age of 60. With the way this country has been run over the past 2 years and the policies and legislation that has been voted for and approved by the Democratic Congress, I'm not so sure I'll be able to retire when I'm 65. What ever happened to the "American Dream" of working hard all your life so you can enjoy your grandchildren and relax?

    This adminstration has done so much harm that it may be impossible to reverse. God pray for us all!!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  29. Lawrence

    Much more divided, no question. President Bush was not good, but President Obama is probably the worst president we ever had. Jimmy Carter and Warren Harding must be thrilled, but woe to the rest of us.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  30. Robert kazee

    Dear jack, The country is not divided any more under Obama as under Bush. Some percentage on the right are willing to let the rich get richer because they believe that the country will be better off for it. Some relatively equal percentage on the left believes that if paying higher taxes means more people can live a better life, then so be it. What causes the ruckus are the so called independents. All they care about is what have you done for ME lately. As a group they are sheep, straight out of Animal Farm. This year its Right foot good! Left foot bad! In 2012, who knows? We can expect this kind of imbecilic behavior to continue until this people get a backbone and belive in something besides their own narrow self interest.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  31. Diane - NJ

    Yes, Jack, and that is due to the party of NO, the Republicans. Division, fear mongering, hatred, anger and non participation in legislating was their strategy to regain control of congress. I wonder what their excuse will be now.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  32. jman33

    This administration has divided us by race, class, wealth, and political party lines more in the last 2 years than any other previous administration ever has. I don't think Obama could divide us more if he tried.

    At least with Bush, just about anyone you would talk to wouldn't hold off on telling you just how much of a moron he was.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
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    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  34. Ben

    Jack, I think you take the media way to seriously. If you talk with real people, we are far more united than ever before. Turn off the TV and walk the streets. We are doing perfectly fine.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  35. Marc-Monterey

    Jack...we are clearly more divided now....because the Left AND the Right are more divided. Back in the Bush years, it was simple...much like the Cold War. You had the Right and the Left. For the most part, we all stayed in those two lanes.

    Now we have far left...far right...centrist left...centrist right.

    Ahh...bugger it...who the hell knows how many lanes we have divided into now.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  36. Dan Jobe

    We are more divided only because Obama's plea for bipartisanship went unheeded.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  37. Gail Halbrook

    Not more divided, just more frightened for the future of our country. When we see leaders we should be respectful of, fight and bad mouth each other like school yard bullies, how should we feel. Can't we all agree that we need to get along peacefully to move this country forward. We should spend at least as much time on wars in our own country as we do on foreign land.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  38. Scott

    The country is certainly more divided than under President Bush. Obama's promises have not come to fruition, whether they be the hastily rushed health care bill or the promise to shut down Guantanamo. People on both sides of the isle deserve to be angry.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  39. Billy Vaughn

    Yes, in that it created The Tea Party, which has done what the independents and Libertarians could not do. Mobilize enough of the dissatisfied to create a political movement . Bush's politics created a backlash as well. The progressives wanted retaliation for what they view as dishonest Whitehouse agendas to line the pockets of corporate America with healthy taxpayer reserves created under the Clinton administration. They were fooled into electing a centrist (Obama) dressed as a progressive. It is far from over. The country is clearly moving in the direction of multiple political parties without a clear majority. That will be healthy for America's democracy in the long run, but filled with divisive politics along cultural identity lines in the short run.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  40. Kris

    I don't think it comes close to being as divided as under Bush. I think Republicans have created at atmosphere of distrust and almost hatred of the Democrats. When they say the word Liberal, it is like they are saying satan's names instead. The Republicans like to be in control and if they can't be, they ruin it for everyone one way or another.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  41. J.P.

    Of course we're more divided. Republicans made it clear on day one they had no intention of working with President Obama on anything, and they have tarnished his every move with misconceptions and outright lies.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  42. Stephanie from Davie

    I do feel like we're more divided but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I feel like we were all unified in our dislike for Bush so there was no division. There are plenty of Obama supports and opponents, so it creates a large divide.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  43. Kyle Osting, Indiana

    Jack, there is no doubt in my mind the nation is more divided in the past two years. The term bipartisanship is a mockery of what it use to mean, even during the Bush years.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  44. Fr. Peter M Preble

    It seems to me that we as a country were moving closer together prior to Pres. Obama's election. Now it seems we are further apart then we have ever been. I hope we are able to put all of this behind us and move forward together or I fear what will come next.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  45. Steve

    No, not more divided. Conservatives are just more nasty when they lose. Too many of them, since they are of the corporate mentality, everything is an all or nothing situation where they must win. They will do anything for their way and power, and when others do the same to them, they explode with claims of unfairness, non-bipartisanship, etc. It is almost funny to watch if not so damaging to our country.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  46. F Sherman

    I prayn that this OBAMANATON will be repealed

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  47. cindy sheehan

    No, the country is not divided any more than when Bush was president–CNN contributes to the myth that there is a difference between Democrats and Republicans–when the only difference is between the rich and the poor. Pro-war people should now be supporting Obama and anti-war people should be against him, but we get divided into our respective camps and support political party over policy!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  48. Mike Flores

    I think the country has become more divided mainly because of how the politicians are acting towards each other. All the personal attacks, all the mudslinging, when the average person watches how our representatives act towards one another, how does one expect the country not to be divided?

    Oshkosh, WI

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  49. mbostrom2

    The country is more divided than ever. It brings back the song "I heard the bells on Christmas Day" by Longfellow- Hate is strong and mocks the song of Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  50. yj

    Yes. With Obama, there is less bipartisanship than ever. He is so far to one extreme, that his policies hurt not only the other side, but also the middle-of-the-roads.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  51. Don Owens

    I always consider the positives from both parties, however, I now struggle finding any common ground with the Democrats. Over the last two years they've completely lost me. I am now hoping for some real change.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  52. Richie

    We are a more divided country now then we were under George Bush. The nation has seen a sharp rise in hateful rhetoric from political leaders. This has created anger and frustration, especially with the President. Many of these same people who are stirring up this hatred are the same people who obstruct sensible legislation in the Congress for political gains in this election.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  53. Greg

    YES. Obama promised bi-partisanship but what that looked like was "Here's what I and the Democrats are going to do. Do what we want or be called 'obstructionists'". His whole attitude was summed up in his infamous statement "We won." He is the one who pushed the divide farther than it was when he took office. Hopefully without a majority in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, he will finally have to acknowledge that Republicans (and American citizens who don't agree with everything he's pushed through) actually exist.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  54. Mike

    All I've seen the last 2 years is a masterly republican negative spin campaign aided and abetted by a myopic press more interested in negative controversy than news. The major milestones that have been passed have been drowned in a acidic bath of negativity. No matter what the democrats did, the press would report it and then amplify any negative aspect pushed by the republicans. Exactly what the republicans have done over the years with their anti Government, anti liberal and anti democrat 24/7 propaganda.

    The American people should be angry at themselves for being so gullible to republican lies.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  55. Bill - Dallas, TX

    Never in my lifetime (79 years) has this country been more at odds with itself. It's not solely along party lines, it's much deeper discontent from a majority of Americans who are just fed up with what our elected officials do to benefit themselves with their obscenely overpaid, over perked and over benefitted jobs. All that taking precedence over intelligent, common sense governance of this priceless asset we call America. I'm forever proud to be an American, of course, but I'm reminded of that wonderful TV ad where the Native American Chief, standing on the shore of a polluted waterway with tears streaming down his face, wondering, "how could we have let this happen?"

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  56. Jude Passiglia

    Absolutely, the country is more divided now.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  57. Miguel

    So to answer your question , no we are not more divided but more confused.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  58. Scott

    The country is certainly more divided than under President Bush. Obama's promises have not come to fruition, whether they be the hastily rushed health care bill or the promise to shut down Guantanamo. People on both sides of the isle deserve to be angry. – Lake Elsinore, CA

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  59. Freddie

    Liberals hated Bush because of their far left and nonsensical agenda and the fact that he ignored them (as all should). Obama is nothing short of a disaster, as are his lapdogs like Pelosi, Reid and frank. Today, many of them will be voted out and reassigned to the trash heap of history where other idealogues go. Obama has 2 years left and he will then suffer the same fate.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  60. John

    Absolutely Jack. The country is more divided now than it has ever been. We need to get a handle on all government spending. We need to get our economy back on track before it's too late and we lose the whole country. We also need to draw up some new rules on campaigning and stop all this nasty fighting. Everybody is sick and tired of receiving nasty campaign ads.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  61. Jim, littleton CO

    There has always been political mud slinging, but it was "just business" and in the end most politicians could generally work together after the election. Now it's become personal. Starting with Newt Gingrich's Go-Pac, the negative rhetoric and vitriol has ratcheted up exponentially with each subsequent election. I have no hope that the 2012 election will have any civility. Each party is only looking to it's own interests, not the service of the country, and it will only continue to escalate and grow worse. The politicians in office after 2012 will have been so villified and maligned that we will be stuck with nothing more that ineffective bureaucrats who accomplish nothing.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  62. Roger Oie

    It is more divided now, not because of the President but because of the Republican obstructionist stance. There have been over 200 bills passed by the House that have stalled in the Senate because of Repulican filibusters. Are we to believe they are all bad bills? Where is the Republican counter legislation? It does not exist. Instead they have chosen to focus on lies about President Obama's religion, his birth place, his idealogy etc. It is a travesty that this would happen in America.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  63. Gary H. Boyd

    Absolutely, positively, no doubt about it Jack. We're ruptured, shattered, divided, angry and bitter and that's just for starters. The fella in the Oval office and his two lackeys in the Senate and House, Reid and Pelosi, have caused even their most fervent supporters in '08 to back away. Bush, by comparison, couldn't hold a candle to this bunch. Bush was just dumb - these people are outright stupid.

    Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona

    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  64. Carol williams

    There has been more divisiness since Obama took office but that is due to the Republicans waging an assault on the White House. They didn't want to get involved in health care reform and the President wasted his his time trying to get them involved. Right now we could have had the public option in the health care bill instead of the watered down version that was passed. The Republicans are also using the filibuster to even hijack appointments. How about the Republicans voting down medical aid to the 9/11 workers? Why was that never mentioned on the news channels?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  65. Virginia Hays

    Obama has accomplished more in this time frame than how many? With a near collapse of the global economy, lack of banking regulations & the sub-prime housing debacle, I'd say not too bad, even with the party of "NO". However, people are hurting & no jobs = frustration! Divided – yes, but not necessarily more. Hopefully, now with this message from the people, BOTH PARTIES heard the bells toll & will at least make an effort @ bi-partisanship!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  66. Sherlock Bruce

    How soon do people for get? Bush pushed through the pharmacuetical bill with out any discussion with the Democrats. The health care bill is not perfect but it is at least a start. Racism is a play here and any blind person can see this. The damage that the Bush administration did to our country will take years to repair.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  67. Sticky G

    Divided? Yes, largely due to the republican strategy of scorched Earth ,no compromise, make stuff up politics. It is easier to work together with people you disagree with when everyone makes their intentions clear and debate based on facts. Unfortunately republicans have found lies, obstruction and fear mongering to be more effective for winning elections.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  68. TONI

    This country is in a sad state, only God can help us.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  69. IKHAN from Nevada

    No matter how much we would like to refute it, the element of race & faith has entered the divide. Introduced by design if I may add, into politics by opponenets of President Obama
    And that is precisely what makes this nation look more divided now.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  70. Ganret

    No, however I do think there is a growing awareness in Americans that their government, be it right or left, doesn't serve their interests as much as it serves those who finance their campaigns.

    As this awareness grows so does the discontent, leading people to start looking to the party that isn't in power. So far that has not been the answer, and so the divide grows.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  71. emily

    Sure, you can tell from some of the hate spewing in these responses. Americans are spoilt, they didn't really hear what the president said during his campaign, IT WILL TAKE TIME. Who can expect several decades of the undoing of America to be fixed in 2 years? That's the insanity of the American society today. It will be interesting to see how soon they turn on the other side.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  72. Darcy Allen

    Yes I feel things have gotten worse which is very sad to see. We are set up as groups just like in gang one hating the other. Democrats or Republican instead of just a American citizen the hate is so ugly it is hard for me to understand. I look forward to the day we are just one people who vote for someone on what they believe and will try to do for us if elected not what party they belong to.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  73. Steven

    If the country has become more devided, it is because those short two years were the prime time for Obama/Admin haters to build their strategy. two years is not a long time, sure it feels unbearable when you're in it, but with all the technology and instant information available to us today, we expect things NOW; that's not how it works. Change takes time! Two years is not a long time.
    We shouldn't give up hope because we have learned to have our way when we expect it.
    That being said, greedy politicians should stop being so selfish and stop abusing their powers.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  74. Pat

    The truth is, those of us who make up the reasonably thinking core of the country are not any more divided, we just keep plugging along. The radical and impassioned people on the fringes on both sides (like some of those who have already responded) get all the coverage and believe the louder and more outrageously they speak the more truth there is to what they say. Is the country where we need to be...no. Is it all President Obama's fault or all Former President Bush's fault...no. I still have faith that some of the things that the current President has implemented will, in the long run, will be good things, but in a world where we want instant results and promises of instant results, he doesn't stand much of a chance...and that is a shame for all of us.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  75. Patrick

    At this point, Yes the country is more divided. But the thing is, I remember the GOP saying that BiPartisan coorperation is over. John McCain I believe. With that being said, the actions of the GOP over the past 2 years with the DEMS NOT following up with the promises made.. Have lead us to JUST THAT. Absolutely !! the country is split. Unfortunitly not the way we all think.. We're split between those who Understand whats going on and those who Do Not understand and only follow what they hear without actual thought about what they heard. It's Scarey.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  76. eric

    Yes, but only because the division from the Bush years never faded. Obama came into office, with many of us having high hopes, but hasn't been able to deliver as promised because of the obstructionist tactics of the Right, even though he was trying to fix their mess. Now, many of us are peeved because of that obstruction on top of being mad about our guy having to deal with the ramifications of the Bush years, while others are upset because of what Obama has rightly tried to do, or because of who he is. So yes, more division now, but the cause of it is firmly the result of decisions made by the last President.
    I think that much of Obama's disapproval rating is from people who would still vote for him, just a little disappointed that he hasn't been able to do more!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  77. Russell

    Keeping in mind that being involved in the organized labor movement for 30 years, I probably lean a little left. I heard the promises also. Some movement to the positive, yes. Unfortunately, about the same with George after 2 years. Division in the Nation? Yes, more than George after the failed war effort and Bill after the "Blue Dress". We need real Leaders in Congress and the White House. Unfortunately, all we have to choose from is "Politicians"-(Lawyers). I am sure it will be enteraining for 2 or 3 days!!!!!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  78. Stewart in OR

    Peter Furgeson is correct in his response. But, Americans go on how they feel, not what is the best thinking. The gap is wider because "We the People have not found common ground to be civil" The negative ads have become so nasty they don't mean anything anymore – for either side. Until "We the People" start a real dialog again, it will only get worse and less productive. Rome fell, and the United States is no different.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  79. Lisa

    Is the country more divided? Yes, I'm afraid it is. This president was supposed to heal race relations and yet it's more strained than ever with races taking sides against the other.

    He was supposed to bring change to help America, instead he has brought her lower than ever. In heavy debt to other countries, a health care program that he pushed (imo) with bribes and strong arm tactics and stimulus spending that just keeps getting bigger and deeper. Is this the change Americans wanted? I think not and the polls today will show that.

    I never really placed myself as a D or a R, but today I voted R because I'm afraid for this country and perhaps the change on this day will stop some of the craziness I see happening.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  80. Paul from VA

    Politics has degenerated into one of divisiveness. No one on Capital Hill wants to work together for the common good of all Americans. As a middle-of -the-road voter I'm disgusted with both parties. The GOP is being taken over by tea-baggers, pseudo-patriots and religious fanatics. The DEMs were so happy to win the White House and Congress that they have spent the last 2 years gloating without trying to work with those across the aisle. The winners in today's elections will, in a year or so, end up just like the ones whom they defeated. They'll be part of the Washington establishment complete with pork barrel projects and scandals. It's too bad that the almighty dollar and special interest groups have so much influence in our election process. Totally pathetic!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  81. ieat

    America is divided but I don't think it's because of Obama. We're in a financial mess because we Americans want to buy big houses and can't afford them, so the housing and finance sector crumble as they should, and now we Americans are just a bunch of whiners who want to blame everyone else but ourselves. Republicans blame Democrats. Democrats blame Republicans. Tea partiers blame everyone else. American Christians blame Muslims (including American muslims).

    Come on Americans! We can work TOGETHER! Stop the gridlocks and let's find common ground on everything. My way or the high way is NOT going to work.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  82. ROQ

    Can someone please tell me:
    1. Where would we be without the spending? If the jobs are not there and there is no unemployment to help people through, what happens after that? A rise in crime and desperation, maybe?
    2. What's wrong with Health Care for all Americans? Please detail how Universal Health Care is a bad thing? Medicare is helping alot of people who hate Obama the Socialist. Do they realize that Medicare is Socialism??
    Everytime I hear the Republicans and the Tea Party speak about the forefathers, it reminds of slavery times. I translate it as "the forefathers did not intend for a Black man to run this country." I can see George Washington turning over in his grave right now!lol

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  83. Jay williams

    The country is more divided with Mr. Obama as president but a lot of that, I suppose, could be attributed to fallout from the Bush administration policies that still haven't run their course. It does take a country as large as ours time to rebound after all, and that's why I voted against the incumbents this election. Our nations problems are years if not decades in the making and the quickest fix is by giving those responsible the boot.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  84. Jack Daniel

    Mr. Cafferty – Yes. At least President bush was an honest man and was an American..Unlike Mr. Obama, who dont care anything about us americans.. He is more concerned about apologizing to the world.. Hope he get the message tonite..

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  85. Tom from Oceanside California

    Hello Jack. I am a CNN addict but totally do not agree with your assestment. We have gained back respect in all corners of the world and are improving in many other areas domestically. i think you are underestimating the amount of damage resulting from the Bush presidency. There is no equilavent in past American history. We are getting out of Iraq and withdrawinhg from Afgan- as politically as possible to be able to save some face. We are a military country and need to reduce our military spending significantly, possibly 30% or more and get out of where we don't belong. Being in the many places where we don't belong is disrespectful, antaganistic, and killing our countries economy. The areas that I am most disappointed in are having no immigration reform because the government is afraid to loose the hispanic vote and support and not addressing the outsourcing of jobs. We need to develop a more even playing field with China and India, improve our educational system, and somehow bring the two parties together in Washington in an attempt to get something done. One other major consideration would be to reevaluate government job responsibilities, wages, and benefits to bring them more inline with the civilian job markets.

    Thanks Jack for listening

    Tom from Oceanside California

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  86. John, Fort Collins,CO

    To the contrary, the moderates/independents in this country have become even more united and exist in much larger numbers than ever before. When it comes to throwing the bums out, we moderates are looking well beyond individual candidates, we are looking at the Democartic and Republican parties themselves.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  87. KDS Irvine, CA

    Yes Jack,
    The country is more divided now then it was two years ago. Everyone who voted for Barack Obama was expecting Hope, Change etc.. The voters wonder why the president has not fixed the economy but manages to do stuff we the people aren't interested in. I predicted this in 2008. Hate to say I was right. Here is my prediction for tonight in CA. A complete victory for all Democratic candidates. Liberals have had control of CA for a long time but nobody will vote them out!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  88. Tony in Canada

    I wish your country the best of luck and hope today’s elections will point you on the path to prosperity. For us here in the north, we face much the same as you, no constituent representation, government at all levels working independently of the people. Our rights are continually being eroded through fear mongering. Our immigration laws are too lax. Our taxes are too high. Is there any common sense in government?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  89. Dusty Fisher

    Based on the events since the last election I would say the country is more divided and angrier. This is not just at one party or the other but at both–but in particular at the Democratic leadership. They have been arrogant and dismissive of the will of the of the country. One day maybe the pols will learn this is basically a center/right country.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  90. Dennis Bevans

    Divided! Please explain how having all the power in the hands of Democrats as they controlled both houses of Congress, and the White House, was "divided?" It was anything but that! Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We've just been thru a historic phase of dictatorial government that will hopefully not be repeated. Now, lets move on with a mixed slate of individuals who aren't the equivalent of liberal homoginized milk, and begin to engage once again in the type of constructive dialog envisioned by the Founding Fathers, and that led this nation to become the best place to live on this planet!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  91. PK California

    They have been on Obama since the day he announced he was running for president! They have shredded everything he has done! He can do no good in their view and unfortunately they have enough people believeing their lies to do great damage. If they get control they will spend all their power to undo what has been done and we will be back to square one! This could bankrupt the country!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  92. dennis in minneapolis minnesota

    No not at all. They are always separated depending on party lines. The polititians that is. I think the people are coming together. Just look at all of the equality issues being brought to the foreground.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  93. Dessi4u

    Believing the Republican spin and illogical rhetoric is what divides the country because it leaves people confused and even hateful. Many cannot separate fact from fiction because they are disengaged and only take an interest in politics when something or someone outrageous comes along to get their attention.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  94. M L Adams

    Obama has been increasingly divisive. He is President of us all. He needs to start acting presidential with respect for the office and the American people. Agree or disagree with Bush, he never acted less than presidential. Obama continues to act as campaigner-in-chief. We deserve a President.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  95. Khan

    Yes, the country is more divided than ever and it will get worse. It is not the fault of the president (either Bush or Obama), it is the fault of the politicians who's allegiance is not to our country but to their respective parties, and the pundits who constantly fan the partisan flames.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  96. Dean

    Much more divided. In my opinion the line was permenantly crossed when reconcilliation was used to ram through health care. It was then that we knew we had a president only intrested in passing HIS policies. It came off looking like "forget bipartisnship, forget what the people want I know better". Republican or democrat it was the wrong way to get it done.
    So we became more divided immediately by those who thought it was wrong and those who thought it was worth it. There are other issues but reconcilliation was the final catalyst.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  97. James - Illinois

    More divided yes, but not just Obama fault. The country is tired of politicians, Dems and Repub. We will not support big government and loss of freedoms.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  98. JackieinDallas

    In spite of the efforts of you and your fellow media types, I don't think so. Yes, the Tea Party has been making a lot of waves and getting a lot of press - because you guys have been giving it to them. If you and your fellow yellow journalism types would stop TRYING to divide the country, we might be able to get something done!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  99. PK

    Whenever the Republicans sat in opposition, the country looked more divided. They sound like pack of wolves hungry for power (money). This time it is all the more because they found themselves shut down in minority. Also they called in few "peanut brains" to howl with them. There can never be a worthy idea coming from them to help our lot.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  100. Paul

    Yes, we are divided. Obama doesnt know or understand what America is about. Obama, Barney Frank , Pelosi and Reid are ruinign this great life and country of ours.

    If he cannt figured out that there is problems on our borders, how can he fix bigger problems.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  101. Lisa

    I think the American public is less divided in that we in the real world are so fed up and angry with our government it's hard to think straight. I live in New York State where our state government is so dysfunctional it is embarassing. I voted today against incumbents of both parties. I voted for 2 Green Party candidates who have absolutely no chance of winning, rather than vote for a candidate of either "major" party. It's a sad state of affairs out here. We don't trust anyone anymore, because noone has any interest in sanity or good government.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  102. Laith F. Gulli

    No we are NOT more divided. The issues for division are so totally different–you cannot compare a division. Bush dealt with Wars (loss of lives) and taking away rights of Americans with no concern for social welfare. Obama's policies represents saving American lives and welfare at all levels.
    Laith F. Gulli

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  103. Lene',IL

    Yes, Obama encourages an "Us aginst them" attitude. I think he has divided the country on racial bounds more than anything. It started with the Beer Summit. Now he tells Hispanics to "Punish the enemy" and tells blacks that their enemies are the ones that oppose the health care bill. Who are these enemies? Are they the one who cling to their guns and religion???

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  104. Jim Campbell, Simi Valley..

    The party of No refused to work together with the party in power. All attempts by this president to include the republicans in decisions makeing was a waste of time with no compromise or impute. You can't have a division when there were no goals to be met for the good of the country. To brag about making this president fail was shameful.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  105. Dave

    I agree the country is more divided than ever.

    I would alos cation Republicans not to interpret tonight's victory as a mandate for thier agenda. This is ceratinly a referendum against Obama but it is also as much as a referendum against Washington "as usual." I predict Voters will continue to kick out incumbants until the politicians start to change their behavior. Be careful what you wished for Repblicans...now you have to deliver or you will be out of job.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  106. Pam

    Yes, we are far more divided than I have ever seen our nation. We were literally teetering on the very brink of economic ruin when Obama took office. Everyone was afraid, not only for their own futures, but that our country wouldn't survive. No president, regardless of party, could have met the demands of this recession without backlash. Compound that with the constant barrage of negative media (Glenn Beck, et al) denouncing every move made as an act of socialism, it is a wonder the division isn't greater than it is. The sooner we all stop blaming our government for our social ills and start taking responsibility and action as individuals, communities and smaller entities, the sooner we can return this country to what we once were: a cohesive, functioning society. Our government will not, can not do that for us.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  107. Lee-Ann Mercando

    I did not vote for President Obama but when he won by such a large margin I was willing to give him a chance. After all, he is President of the United States and as a citizen I feel he deserves our respect and our support.
    I have felt a bigger divide though between our two parties because of the way legislation has been pushed through without ANY republican support. I was appalled when he called the citizens and politicians who disagree with his agenda "enemies" in one interview. Whether I agree with him or not, he is MY President and I am one of his citizens. I do not want to be considered an enemy. We are All his citizens and he should respect ALL of us whether we agree with him or not. This kind of thing is very divisive in my opinion and I am very disappointed.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  108. Jim Bieller

    Absolutely more divided-Obama, Reid, and Pelosi rammed things through with no regard for what the people wanted. Their arrogant attitude dismissed any attempts by the people to be heard. There was no compromise 'cause they didn't think they had to. Obama was elected by people who put their hope in him to be the man he claimed he was, but he turned out to be someone else.

    Make no mistake, this election is a referendum on the President.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  109. Kemp Littlefield

    More. BHO's outlook was we won. We own the presidency, we own the senate, and we own the house. We will do what we want to. Oh and by the way he has slammed the supreme court on multiple occasions, most memorable at the state of the union. Bi-partisonship be damned. Trillions of dollars worth of legislation was ram rodded through with no real debate or cross party support. He mocked those who opposed him, ignored the Sen Brown/other wake up calls, and initiated class warfare with new entitlements/tax strategy, and angered many with his pure arrogance. America is the greatest country in the world, our president should have never apologized for acting in our own interest. Oh, and by the way, I can't believe he is taking credit for Iraq actions to remove troops that are the result of Pres Bush's surge. I must be one of the enemies he was talking about, even though I'm a proud vet with 30+ years of service around the world. God Bless America and let's not let BHO tear us appart.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  110. Fran, Brimley, MI

    The Republicans agenda from day one of Obama's Presidency was to get him out of office. Not pass legislation to help the Americans facing foreclosure, job loss, and bankruptcy. It has not become more divided, it's just a continuation of the Republican strategy!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  111. Erik Perez

    For all of Mr. Bush's failings as a leader (wire tapping, the Iraq war, ect); those actions only had an effect on a small subset of the overall US population. What Mr. Obama is doing has an effect on 100% of the populaiton. Mr. Obama can't seem to come to grips with the fact that it is NOT how the message is delivered but rather the message itself. I'm a rational and thinking person, I don't like government attempting to think for me.... period, end of story.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  112. Dan

    More divided. Definitely. Printing money to bail out banks and big biz was the dumbest thing I've ever witnessed in my lifetime. We are now on the precipice of falling into an economic chasm from which we will never escape. Didn't start with Obama. Not all Bush's fault. The past 15 to 20 years has seen our economists actually believing themselves when they espouse "globalization" as being beneficial to the U.S., when anyone with half a brain can see how this is causing the ruination of America. Jobs being transitioned overseas. Poor products and service from these overseas centers which serve only to improve 3rd world economies at America's expense, with corporate officers being the big winners while the middle class embraces the "change" to lost jobs, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and long term unemployment. Why are there no leaders who are willing to publicize this? Why no united outcry from the public? We're going downhill faster than a hog on rollerskates!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  113. Alvin

    The division has always been there however it's only recently where this division has been fully expressed in various movements. Maybe because we have a African American president or maybe it's a product of fear from the realization that Democrats hold significant majorities in both the Senate and the House. Oh and the executive branch too. Fear of not being in control is driving people out of the woodworks. I guess fear works.

    Irvine, CA

    November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  114. Jeanne Nelson

    In my view, if the country seems more divided now than during the George W. Bush era it is due to the extremely nasty element of the Republican Party that has been emerging since the Clinton era. This element is more aggressive in its opposition to the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress than the Democrats were in their opposition to the Bush Administration and Republican Congress. These particular Republicans get down and dirty while the Democrats try to be statesmen and play nice. The irony is that another faction of the Republican Party, The Tea Party, has emerged even nastier and a lot less stable, leaving both traditional Republicans and Democrats alike with a potential common enemy. By a quirk of fate, the Tea Party just might be the catalyst that brings Democrats and reasonable Republicans together to work some magic for the American people.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  115. Frank

    We are more divided–but not so much because of this administration as because of the likes of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. They are a disgrace to the legislative process. And now with the TEa Party movement gaining momentum day-by-day the fracture is going to be worse. What will the Republican Party do when the Tea Party is unhappy with the GOP candidate for President in 2012 and decides to run on their own ticket?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  116. Kimo

    It feels like we are more divided. I feel it started with the socializing of health care and the massive debt. Which caused the roots to take hold in the tea party. It is surprising that Obama didn't go slower as his mentors would have liked. Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright who all schooled him in the tactics of Saul Alinski all devout Marxist. How blind America has become, or have we. Maybe this is what we want????

    November 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  117. Gabe Kaniger

    Jack yes Obama is worse than Bush. He sued Arizona and all Arizona wanted to do was enforce federal law; so the man basically took the side of the illegal Mexicans. In a few years this nation will look dramatically different under his leadership. California now wants to legalize "pot" Obama will have no other choice but to sue California if he does not then you can bet your job this nation and the people in it will begin the slow rumblings of a revolution.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  118. tracy

    Yes we are more divided!! Look at Illinois it is a democratic machine, it listens to no one. Maybe the dem,s will lose and the president will get rid of his circle of Illinois advisers. I only wish people would have looked at the state of illinois before the voted for Obama. We are broke,companies are leaving Illinois because of high taxes, out of control pensions(Unions). Glenview,Il

    November 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  119. Chris from MN

    Where was the Republican outcry during the Bush administration for the unfunded war, increased gov't hand outs in the biggest expansion of medicare spending in medicare part D? No where! Democrats are a coalition of freeminded americans who question autority. This to me is a big problem... of trust on the Repubican side of the isle.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  120. Wilson James

    Not even close. Bush truly divided Americans over major issues mishandled, Obama is a magnet for economic dissatisfaction and the right wing talk radio noisemakers. Never in history has a out of touch radical fringe made so much noise, and had it believed by the gullible.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  121. honest John in Vermont

    The country is more divided and Washington and our politicians look uglier everyday. Democrat or Republicans–there is no difference in the end they are all just cheap politicians that will tell you anything until they get elected. And then...they have a different agenda that has nothing to do with the common man.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  122. Sean from Maine

    Jack, This country now acts like a cranky, over tired baby. No matter what you give them, they're never going to be happy. We elect Obama hoping he'll reform health care. He does and everyone complains. Everybody wants less government when it's convenient. Less government? Try closing a military base in this country and watch the locals freak out. If Obama sat back and didn't bail out the auto industry and it collapsed, everyone on the right would be screaming that he didn't do enough. If he didn't try to stimulate the economy, same thing.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  123. Joseph

    One man can not create bipartisanship. Both parties will argue on mere principle and thus nothing can change in this country. While we are divided it can not be put on President Obama's shoulders, instead we must look at ourselves and see how we as Americans have allowed this to happen.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  124. Dennis north Carolina

    republicans are the party of NO unless they are in power. Hail to the rise of the old south from the grave.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm |