Dec 31, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
After wading in yesterday and trying to moderate/facilitate some civility yesterday, we're giving up. Both sides of the equation seem to enjoy slapping at each other, escalating, and generally being all nasty.
Some get all lofty, but counter their supposed above-it-all attitude with little intensely personal superiority digs that set off firestorms.
We've seen Michele Obama get slagged in the most personal ways and Romney as well.
We've seen outright lies and tried to call the liars on them.
There seems to be an awful lot of conflict oriented people here, and this is what gives them their endorphin rush - conflict.
It ruins topics, creates hard feelings and topics/discussions get nowhere.
All the topics keep dropping down to their lowest common denominator.
What a colossal waste of time and energy and thwarting of exploring both sides of US politics.
On that note, for what's it's worth,
Happy New Year