You know, you preach on the radio Republicans should take the time to listen to left-wing radio and read left-wing web sites. I am in the middle and listenened to your show today and it was largely Rebublican bashing. No reasoned arguments on the issues, no civil debate between both sides, just people calling up and stating their opinions about how stupid Republicans are.
I believe your listeners are, for the most part, leftists. The same way Rush's listeners are right-wing extremists. I would estimate around 75% of Americans are truly in the middle, with some liberal beliefs and some conservative beliefs, depending on the issue. I do notice on the conservative shows there isn't a heck of a lot of bashing going on, it's mostly talking about the actual issues.
People on the left are always going to believe they are 100% correct about everything, and people on the right think the same thing about themselves. There is not one thing you can do on your show to ever change that. What you can do is give that huge majority of people in the middle, moderates or centrists or independents or whatever you want to call them, and give them something serious to consider. Don't shove GAO charts under their noses at truck stops and think you've won the argument, you haven't. In fact by doing something so insulting, you've just lost any credibility you may have had in making your point.
In actuality, there is no real difference between the political parties. They are all bought and paid for by Wall Street and union leadership (the private prison lobby discussed today was an excellent example), and it's been that way for many decades. You need a fortune to run for office and only those organizations have that kind of money to give, and they give pretty much equally it to both parties. There is nothing in place to make sure the people are served by their government, and the way things are going, no matter who's in the White House or Congress, it's likely to be that way for a long time to come.
So stop bashing Republicans, they are no worse than Democrats, and vice-versa. Start figuring out ways outside of government to make life better for as many people as possible, because government is only in it for itself and it's deep-pocket patrons.