“I think rhetoric detached from reality is an awful thing for America, and I think both sides have gone overboard,” said Bob Schieffer, host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “If a visitor from another planet came to Earth and all he knew about our politics was what he learned from our campaign commercials, he would conclude that only the dregs of society — deviates, liars, thieves and sometimes murderers — were the only people who run for public office. This is what’s wrong with our politics, and both sides have gone too far.”
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