I just caught a glimpse of how you disagree with Obamacare because of the commercials. One of the biggest reasons we have all of those damn pharmaceutical commercials was the passage of Medicare A, B, C, D which was passed well before Obama was in office. Don't believe me? Google is your friend.
There are only 3 countries that I'm aware of where pharmaceuticals can advertise directly to consumers (aka, DTC). USA, Brazil, and New Zealand, that's it.
This blew up when Reagan started rolling back all sorts of decades old rulings and executive rule making. Much like scrapping the Fairness Doctrine which has dramatically increased polarization and turned AM radio into hate radio. In 1980, DTC spending was $12 million. By 1993 when Clinton stepped into office it had increased to over $300 million per annum. A 2,500%+ increase. It's continued unabated since.
Likewise with the Medicare plans which all were only supposed to be temporary as Republicans promised the "free market" would be cheaper than govt run Medicare. This of course is wrong. Private Medicare providers still demand they get a 15% premium to the government run Medicare. Someone's gotta pay for those ad dollars after all.
The Fairness Doctrine? Really?
I agree with very little of your opinions but I will agree with pharmaceutical advertising. It's totally out of control.
That being said, I'm fairly conservative, but polarization from the right isn't happening due to the fairness doctrine. It's coming from the left's assault on all things conservative over the past 4-6 years. I notice my friends lately are going further and further right as a reaction to all this (solid red state).
For example, social justice warriors, write privilege, safe spaces, calling everyone a bigot or racist, uneducated, etc etc, all comes with a price. Many on the left today has an arrogance towards people that live in "flyover states" that I find disgusting, and are willing to act with physical violence against anyone who disagrees with them.
The left has also trafficked in identity politics for a while now, and telling the largest group of people in the country that they are hate-filled bigots who lack an education is only going to foster greater division.
I even find myself stuggling to not go further right with a lot of the stuff I see and spend a lot of time convincing my conservative friends that going too far right is wrong.
I couldn't give 2 hoots about stuff like bathroom laws. I prefer to rule by common sense. If nobody can tell you are/used to be a dude, use the women's room and vice verse. If you have a 5 o'clock shadow, don't act persecuted when people go nuts over you using the ladies room.
I DO care about a lot of other issues though, and I am very worried with how the extreme left tries to sell their narrative.