Bill Whittle has penned a very moving piece on how to separate the two political camps in the country today. He also makes very clear as to which side he comes in on. In my mind, his key point is:
And all of this rage and fury and spitting and tearing up of signs, all of these insults and spinmeisters and forgeries and all the rest, seem to come down to the fact that about half the country thinks you deter this sort of thing by being nice, while the other half thinks you deter this by being mean.
It’s really just that simple.
For my two cents worth: we can guess which method the enemy respects because its the one he is using.