As near as I can tell it began in 1995, when Republicans won control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years and captured a Senate majority.

By “it” I mean the accusation that Republicans and especially conservatives (not always the same) are “divisive.” One reads and hears this from every media outlet and Democrats in Congress. President Trump is dividing America. Talk radio is divisive. The right wing is undermining our “unity.”

Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com

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Rottweiler

No Lanivan you are the laughing stock and a full time internet bully.

Lanivan

Projection. Poor person! As if I or anybody else gives a rip what you think of me....the important thing is we stop the out-of-control downward trajectory of this once strong, thriving country under Trump and his enablers, and work toward our democratic ideals of the rule of law, justice and equality under the Constitution.

Rottweiler

Ha you attack people all the time. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black. Your rhetoric is tired and old just like you!

Rottweiler

Lanivan why don’t you spend your time on the next conspiracy theory you will spread when Trump wins this fall.

Lanivan

Another Trump sycophant, delusional, desperate, and grasping at straws to re-write Trump's term of divisiveness, meanness, incoherence, ineptness, and vengeance. No modern president has done as much to stoke the flames of white nationalism, white supremacy, racism, and inequality as has Trump, despite his one-off July 4th re-election speech. Cal Thomas - I'm afraid you are amazingly off-base to the majority of Americans polled, and are setting yourself up to be a laughingstock with this insipid piece.

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