The Fox Effect on Our National Psyche

Gallup: American Optimism Hits Lowest Point Since Carter Administration « CBS DC http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/gallup-american-optimism-hits-lowest-point-since-carter-administration/

The negativity about the current state of the US has a politically partisan split – Republicans stated that the country’s best days have already passed and Democrats say the best days have not happened yet. Seventy-five percent of Democrats gave positive reviews of how the nation will be five years from now, but only 15 percent of Republicans were positive – a 60 percent partisan gap.

It is very, very difficult to live on a steady diet of echo-chamber regurgitated outrage and be optimistic about much of anything.

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