President Barack Obama told 60 Minutes Sunday night that the national debate on issues is “coarsening.”
File that away in the “well, doh!” category.
Saying political debate in this country is getting “coarse” is like saying serial killer Ted Bundy had an anger management problem.
Political debate ceased being debate long ago. Discussion of issues is not debate — it’s a shout fest with the loudest, most obnoxious name-caller getting the most attention.
Been that way for a long time and the problem is not limited to political debate.
Let’s face it: America has become a rude, coarse society. College and professional sports have become “in your face” free for alls where thugs rule the day and bad behavior is not only encouraged, but rewarded.