I agree that American political discourse has gone down the toilet in general.I couldn't agree with you more but isn't this identical to what is going on in the world today? I am astounded that Mika blasted FaceBook and Twitter for not doing ENOUGH to silence conservatives and Brain Stelter and two others suggesting that OAN and Newsmax should be shut down by those who provide TV viewing to the masses.
Each side is at war with one another now....;seriously. it is the worst I have ever seen it. the days of working across party lines is gone. These debate rooms are just a reflection of what we are seeing in the world and I see NO changes on the horizon, For example, I do NOT want our Republican senators to give Biden an inch. Why? because his policies will ruin America. He already wants to just sign an executive order legalizing millions of illegal aliens. That will mean millions of votes right away for Democrats and hopefully the Repubs say NO and file suit.
However, I'm confident that CARM, specifically, has always been about as bad as it is now. Every once in a while someone dredges up the myth of a CARM golden age in the distant past when everyone was civil and reasonable, but I've been here for 10+ years and seen no substantial change in the quality of the discussion, ever.