It’s so terribly easy to be against things – bad laws, bad regulations, bad policies, bad elected officials. These bad things have always been with us and always will be. Fine. But for a moment, consider how little effort and imagination is required to be a critic of bad things. It’s so easy, in fact, that in our current polarized political environment, criticism and complaint have become so ubiquitous as to become meaningless.
Many serious voters are getting tired of the echo-chamber negativity, even when we agree with it. Voter disengagement should not be a surprise.