There is no lack of examples (past and current) which illustrate how aggressively elected officials – overwhelmingly Republican as of this writing – have worked to anger the majority in the country, no matter what the issue is. This year alone – 2018 – Republican Legislators passed a tax cut which was opposed by a majority (60%), attempted to kill Obamacare twice – a benefit almost 70% of the constituents have approved – and confirmed to the Supreme Court an individual who had just 38% approval among the constituents. Although Legislators of both Partys have acted in similar fashion, it is Republicans who have exacerbated the problem in the past eight years during which they had complete control of both Houses in the Legislative Branch and most governorship and mayorship posts across the country.
For instance, during the hearing set to listen from Christine Blasey Ford who had accused Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her a few decades prior, the country watched in dismay how Chuck Grassley, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, flexed his muscle against any call for an FBI investigation despite the obvious fact that’s what was needed to move the process forward. It is this type of behavior by Republican elected officials which has contributed over many decades to make the BIG DIVIDE even wider. And there is no sign of abatement.