Yeah, I'm in no way surprised by it at all, it just seems like a shame to me. I don't want to dislike a person just because we differ on some issues, but it really seems like the President plays to his base and really doesn't care about anybody else. It's hard to respect somebody if I'm getting nothing in return.
Politics always leaves a bad taste in someones mouth, especially if they can't connect, and I understand that. Most of them at one (or more) point play strongly to their base, but what makes a good politician is one that has a better balance of playing to all, and the question is does he? That's for each person to answer for themselves of course but, it's a big one.
This is where a smart person sees right through me. It's way too easy to bitch about what's wrong and not have a solution.
A decentralized, aggregated-style news system works best for me. For a few things I trust large organizations, like say the Financial Times and sometimes WSJ for finance-related news, but for general news, I skim different places. I'll own up to being a fan of the Drudge Report. Drudge is wrong about a lot of things, but at least you get a decent mix of sources, and he's not afraid to give play to little guys, which I like. This dude called it like nobody's business, 15 years ago.
As someone who often can be caught with the same glare, finding a solution to what's wrong really one of the biggest problems, that and implementing the solution.
Skimming different places to me seems like a good thing to me as well, if only more people would be open to looking at less biased news sources. I must say, I have never looked at the Drudge reports stuff, I will now though for interest. He was definitely right about average people becoming reporters, maybe that is a solution but maybe it is a downfall.
I must say, discussion is best when it isn't riddled with hostility and inflexible paragraph.