He simply said that it is the current political mindset to inspire anger and vitriol against the other party. It is no longer a discussion by opponents, but a battle by enemies which has caused so many people to feel such contempt for their political opponents.
That's exactly why I feel that the two party system is a plague to our country -- all the two party system ensures is that politicians have jobs. There is no effort from either side to do what is best for the people of this country. The left focuses on keeping the left in power to ensure that next term, the left have jobs. They blow the people they need to blow and jerk off those they need to jerk off in order to ensure they last another term in whatever political seat they find themselves. The right focuses on keeping the right in power to ensure that next term, the right have jobs. They blow the people they need to blow and jerk off those they need to jerk off in order to ensure they last another term in whatever political seat they find themselves.
When one side is in 'power', the other side does everything in their own power to stop the reigning side from doing anything. When the tables are flipped, the same situation happens. There's no effort to save the country, only to save themselves.
I also believe that the two party system does nothing but ENSURE that nothing gets done. Why? Because when nothing gets done (due to all the in-fighting), the politicians have something to 'do' next term. When it doesn't get done THAT term because of the other side, we'll 'get to it' the term after that.
While this individual was clearly troubled, could there be much doubt that he was spurred on by a political process driven by such animosity and outright hatred?
I still don't know -- from reports I read, he was deranged and upset that she ignored his question in 2007. He's been stewing on the fact that his question was ignored for 3 years...is that because of politics? I don't honestly know -- like I said earlier, I tend to think this guy was a bomb waiting to go off, regardless of the current political mess.