I agree with moving politics threads to a politics forum. Politics, religion and sex are the three topics that always cause arguments so having it regulated to one forum helps keep the peace. I noticed that politics threads also scare off potential new members who didn't want to sign up for all that. I'm not talking about your site but in general.
Yep ... i think it's time for a dedicated Politics Forum ... though it will probably be a minute before i get to it ... oh gosh ... there's so much to do! ...