Are you with me; because we are never going to find unity from those people surviving on our enmity...
I'm all for reasoned discourse. Even our legislature has seemed to find some common ground. And, I think we have more common ground than we think. But it's hard to respond to insults unless in kind. I try not to respond, and responding in a comedic way like I do is probably just as bad and condescending. But, simply calling someone an ass does little to add to the conversation.
I generally try to respond to posts from folks like yourself or Finn because I find much useful information in them. We don't always agree, but that's why I come here. I don't just want reinforcement for my own views. I welcome challenges, but not baseless name calling of myself or anyone else.
There used to be decorum in debate, but then someone found out they could maintain an edge by yelling louder. It does nothing to add to the overall goal of sharing information. I would suggest that if the only response you can think of is F--- you, it is best to have some patience and let it pass before you post. That's what I do.