Are Americans angry? If this board is a reflection of Americans, it would apprear to be true. It says "Political Discussion" at the top, but I see so much angry attacking by both sides. I thought I'd find discussion on various current topics and issues...and I have. There are many members here who truly want to discuss issues from both sides of the fence and everywhere in between. I've learned a lot in these discussions too. But when I see & read the attack threads, I learn nothing and I think we all learn nothing. Sure, we hone our finger pointing skills but beyond that I see no benefit. Think of the word "Attack"...and then think about what we're doing here on this board. Does each side actually think they will change votes or change people's minds here? I know it won't change anyone's mind. So the only logical explanations there are to our often vicious attacking is: -We hate the "other" side -We're angry at life in general and misery loves company -It somehow feels good to lash out -We think we'll uncover something no one else has found -We want to become popular with others on our side How can anyone else explain it? Maybe we are a reflection of the anger Americans are feeling in these difficult times, I don't know. Can anyone give us one positive result of attack threads? Finally, is anyone keeping score?