I bet this works in real life, too. All my neighbors are poor as [expletive] and don't want to talk about politics either. If any of them decided they cared, maybe they could change a policy that keeps them poor.
Who gives a [expletive]! Right! Lets keep politics away from our [expletive] fun!
I think there's a difference between knowing with almost absolute certainty what someone is going to say, knowing what someone else is going to say, and then knowing how each and every argument is going to unfold before it happens and not knowing what the issues/what the arguments are for either side.
At this point, I don't think any of us can be accused of not understanding both sides and/or not caring.
It's a cardinals board and it was becoming so toxic because opposing sides couldn't just agree to disagree or understand where others were coming from and respect that, that the damn thing almost shut down. Over the years, we've lost a lot of good (and some not so good) posters becasue of the impasse that at some point people have to decide....is this a cardinals board meant for the enjoyment of cardinals fans to talk cardinals baseball, or is this a board meant to bicker and kvetch about politics. If its the later, then by all means keep the two together. If it's the former, then this is probably a good move, imo.
Again, it's not that people don't care or don't understand. It's just politics and it's America and there's always going to be differing views.