DadWantsMore wrote:Obama was a polarizing president and it seems people either loved him or hated him
I'm one of those midway people.
I don't think you can accuse Obama of being maliciously or even assertively polarizing. He pissed me off to no end for the first few years bending over backward to get republicans to do *anything.*
It's fair to say that people polarized around him, but he didn't start being partisan until he had exhausted his patience with the do-nothing congress. By that point, it was almost refreshing to see him poke the eyes of idiots.
And now that trump has normalized white nationalism, the bigots are crawling out of the woodwork, thus exposing the truth of the "polarization" as latent racism. Must be comforting for republicans that their main news sources and mouthpieces for the president are #Whitebart and the National Enquirer.