The How and Why of America’s Polarization: Republicans Declared War

A. Alexander, November 22nd, 2006

“Gosh,” professional pundits and pseudo-journalists like Tim Russert and Katie Couric wonder, “how did American politics become so ‘polarized?”’ One assumes it is a sarcastic rhetorical question. The how and why of America’s polarization is after all, as obvious as it was intentional. Most absurd, however, is the way in which the Russerts, Blitzers, and Courics of the world tend to blame the so-called liberals for America’s polarized condition.

How America became polarized is simple. More than thirty years ago, the Republican Party set out on a mission to divide the country.

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