Polarization of Congress, the electorate, and, most importantly, the issues that are important to Americans is destroying this country. Believing America can be so easily categorized into liberals and conservatives, blue and red, is hampering our progress. Solving our problems are more complicated than that. We should acknowledge shades of gray when debating the election of our President and Congresspeople. The issues are not simple and to make them so in debates and political ads is disingenuous. Okay, to be blunt, it’s an out and out lie. (Newt Gingrich: your constantly calling out of the “liberal elite” is like the Emperor who’s wearing no clothes.) If the politicians can’t stop themselves from acting this way, we, the people, should.