This year’s presidential race has featured two of the most polarizing candidates ever, one of which will have the potential to change the trajectory of politics. Currently, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee is competing against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee and voters could not be more divided. While Trump and Hillary’s use of rhetorical strategies successfully convey their message, their core fundamentals are what truly set them apart. With tensions high, there have been plenty of campaign ads televised for each respective candidate. In fact on October 27th, 2016, Clinton released “Get Ahead”, an ad that slandered the beliefs of the Republican party and discussed the actions she pledged to take if she were to be elected into
Partisans on both sides of politics are often so angry with each other that they barely communicate, making it difficult to work together to find solutions for America’s issues. Extreme partisans sometimes refuse to work with members of an opposing party. Each party believes the other is treasonous, and is purposely harming the nation. The same Pew Research Center study found that opposite sides do not just believe they have better ideas, but honestly think the other party is more interested in partisan gains than the well-being of the nation. The study also found that over that last thirty years the nation has become more partisan, and Congress has become less effective.
The polarization of the political system in America infects the decision making and voting of politicians and Americans. Logical political decision making of political officials and Americans have been clouded by ideological viewpoints which does not logically increase the United States well being (Wilson pg 7). The political powers lack the efficient clarity in order to expand the growth of society fundamentally. Each political party has its own regime and viewpoint of what is to be of the country we all dwell in. This fog in the vision of these parties withstands a fine judgement in the development of the United States as a whole.
Both “Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life” by David Brooks and “The Art Of the Comeback: Donald Trump’ Debate W Propels Him Toward White House” by Matthew Boyle highlight the very intense presidential debates going on and illustrate how divided this country is. This election season has been one like no other so far with Donald Trump surprisingly winning the republican nominee even though he lacks much needed experience; versus Hillary Clinton whom most people expected to be the Democratic nominee and also has previous experience as the secretary of state. Both of these sources contain great favoritism and also contain a different purpose. This can be shown by the way that they describe the debate and how it reflects the media’s biased role by constantly presenting propaganda. Both of these articles are clearly biased and should not be used to decide on who to vote for; this is shown through their uses of rhetorical strategies such as tone, diction and audience.
The system of political parties serves to accurately sort Americans into categories based on political views, but this often serves to wage animosity between groups, especially when one group holds more political power than the
Citizens of today’s society are convinced that they are divided tremendously. That the Republicans are so far right on the spectrum and that the Democrats are so far left on the spectrum that it is impossible for both parties to come to an agreement on any type of issue. If citizens dig deeper into the political world, they will find that there is not much of a difference between the two parties as they think. My job is to uncover what you may not know about politics, and have you see the opposing party 's view on the issues
By restraining the influence of the government on daily life, the United States will be able to return to the great nation of freedom; a nation in which its founding fathers so vehemently fought to build. Similarly, politics should not be controlled strictly according to political parties, and Coolidge urged people to support the values they believe in, not a certain political party. In today’s world, I think many politicians would benefit from acting in the way of doing the right thing, rather than supporting sides merely based on political affiliation. For this reason, I am passionate about educating myself as much as possible to candidates beliefs, and I look forward to being able to take part in my first elections in coming
Contrary to the present elections we have now each person chooses their own running mate for example Donald Trump chose governer Mike Pence. That had to create a certain level of contention that is not seen in today’s election. Todays politics has many similarities in the since that the Trump and Hilary campaign was ran with overt contempt for the other party. Strong words were used to discredit one another and both sides believed that the other would ruin the county. President Donald Trump belived that Hilary clinton was corrupt due to the ongoing email contravery regarding emails that were shared and/or deleted that contained classified information.
Political beliefs and party lines may be the most controversial topic across all of America. As the current Presidential debates and ensuing election draw near, most will make decisions, take sides, and debate across the supper table or in the local coffee shops. The American people will not be able to escape the debates since on most days some form of media is making their ideas and opinions known and open for discussion. Wendell Berry’s article, “Caught in the Middle,” is a select piece from his book Our Only World, which takes a look at his interpretation of politics in America as they currently stand. Controversial topics, such as abortion and homosexual marriages are discusses.
As American voters have to make the important decision of who to vote for on November 8th, it is imperative for voters to become informed on the candidates, in both facts of policy and opinion, and of their respective personalities. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer takes advantage of this time of discovery and trial with the candidates, in his weekly columns to The Washington Post, where he both appeals to logos and utilizes allusions to expand on his political arguments. Krauthammer appeals to logos throughout his articles to enhance his writing and to deliver further credibility to his argument. In his article, “The Coming Trainwreck,” Krauthammer presents the statistic that only “25 percent of Americans feel we’re on the right
So the time has finally come that America has chosen its newest president. And they did so mainly with the "it's one or the other mindset" if anything, really. Since Donald. J. Trump has become the President Elect, no-one has really been happy. Obviously, liberals aren't all that pleased with a man who opposes almost everything they vie for, but even conservatives are having second thoughts, or at the very least, hoping he doesn't really take most of the things that he said literally.
An American society sick and tired of political correctness, the vilification of manliness, countless degradations of the American culture and an insulting replacement of American values with foreign practices have catapulted Trump into the stratosphere. His strategy is simple. He has cast aside the careful and politically correct considerations of past and present candidates while attacking liberal agendas with accuracy and zest. The level of desperation for a candidate who is willing to face down the bias of media reporting, vicious attacks from the left and the failed promises of a party that is supposed to represent the conservative ideals of the majority, is both frightening and loud. Regrettably, the GOP has now joined the chorus of leftist assaults on
There was a belief in the past that elections resolved big debates in the country and could be turning points of what the public thinks about the issues. But this did not transpire in 2012 and Balz sees the future of elections to be more of the same: he expects that they will be predicated on hate of the opponent divided along demographic and party lines, not the merits of the candidates and their policies; he predicts social media and technology as a whole to grow in importance and scope; and he believes debates will become more important while becoming less and less about the issues and more about
In the Obama vs. Trump era, the parties have a hard time with this concept as they are so determined to prove the opposing party wrong. As shown in the study by Pew Research Center, 55% of Democrats have a high distaste for the Republican party while a whopping 58% of Republicans have highly unfavorable opinions of the Democratic party. When far-right businessman Donald Trump who held no prior public office got elected as president in 2016, liberal was not only shocked, they were disgusted. Polarization has created such a gap between the parties that the conservatives decided to side with a choice they knew the liberals would despise the most out of all the candidates. After Trump was inaugurated, the tension started rising to new heights as the media has attacked Donald Trump more than they did President Obama or Bush (according to Pew Research Center), but that is only because the president has been unwilling to agree with any liberal ideologies in the slightest, trying to reverse all work done by Obama.