Originally Posted by tk13
The fact that there's so much hate between the two sides over things like this makes me depressed. It's actually probably the biggest sign this country may be in trouble. If anything positive that makes either side look good, the opposite party just gets in a frothy rabid rage and accuses the other side of lying. In this case, making some pretty serious conspiracy theory accusations, and frankly acting a bit crazy. It's amazing really. If Obama or Romney actually did fix the economy, half the country would never give the guy credit for it. People have basically become slaves to their political party.
This. The election season really brings out the worst in people. It's sad that the overwhelming majority would rather fight the other party than attempt any progress together. Many would rather see one side fail, than see both sides progress. We have two awful candidates to choose from, and both have shown more commitment to lobbyists and their own images than the actual American people. But the people don't care, because they'd rather point fingers and make accusations, than to admit that we're being screwed by both parties. But deep down, I think that's just how both parties prefer it. More blame on the opposite party, and less blame on the system as a whole.