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Obama brings people together (so they can fight each other)

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Everything about Obama’s presidency is historic, and each second is more historic than the last, so it makes sense that the following is happening. WaPo:

For 2011, Obama’s third year in office, an average of 80 percent of Democrats approved of the job he was doing in Gallup tracking polls, as compared to 12 percent of Republicans who felt the same way. That’s a 68-point partisan gap, the highest for any president’s third year in office — ever. (The previous high was George W. Bush in 2007, when he had a 59 percent difference in job approval ratings.)

In 2010, the partisan gap between how Obama was viewed by Democrats versus Republicans stood at 68 percent; in 2009, it was 65 percent. Both were the highest marks ever for a president’s second and first years in office, respectively.

What do those numbers tell us? Put simply: that the country is hardening along more and more strict partisan lines.

And it has nothing to do with Obama’s policies, rhetoric, demeanor, or anything else about him. Well, okay, there’s his skin color. That’s the only reason anybody disagrees with him, except when they’re attacking from the left. Then it’s not racist because they’re not racists.

You just keep disappointing Obama, you ingrates. Aren’t you ashamed of yourselves? Maybe you should just sit there and think about what you’ve done, America.

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Jim Treacher