Americans are sick of partisanship, and Yahoo asked who we’re blaming, with surprising results:
But if partisanship is a problem, which party is to blame? More than 75,000 responses have come in on that question on Ask America, our informal polling forum, and a clear majority — 60 percent — blamed the Democrats.
Personally, I’m with this guy:
Back on the streets of D.C., many people see another source of our divisive political tone: the media.
Joe Coppola, 62, drove from Des Moines, Iowa to attend “Restore Sanity” with his wife, Cyndi. He believes America will never be able to unite as long as cable news exists.
“If reasonable, moderate opinions start attracting ratings and advertisers, then I think we might start listening to each other again,” he said. “But until that happens, I see no end in sight.”
While I do agree with Joe, it’s a bit ironic he said this at an event organized by the very media he’s blaming. Remember, Joe – the media exists to sell itself and not to create bi-partisanship.