The assumption of conflict, of politics as war, drives our media as well as ourselves.
The idea of compromise and common ground are lost to every single talking head on the TeeVee. There is no such thing as policy at CNN or Fox or MSNBC. There is only politics. There is only win and lose. That’s not the way the world is. That’s not even the way Washington really works, because it’s a town of owners, not renters, people who spend decades poisoning the atmosphere against one another.
The President seeks to raise us out of that darkness into the light, but it’s a project that will take more time to accomplish.
God smiles on fools, on naive children, and on the United States of America.