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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Actually, partisian hatred has become so damned intense that I believe there are factions in both the GOP and the Democratic Party that would absolutely bring the country down in flames for political gain.

    Neither party is lily pure in this war to take over government... and that's what I believe the end game for both parties is: Absolute governmental control with no opposition oversight.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Actually, partisian hatred has become so damned intense that I believe there are factions in both the GOP and the Democratic Party that would absolutely bring the country down in flames for political gain.

    Neither party is lily pure in this war to take over government... and that's what I believe the end game for both parties is: Absolute governmental control with no opposition oversight.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    Heh, that's funny. I love gridlock. It's usually when most politicians agree on something that I get worried.
    Exactly.

    When there is consensus in DC, it means there is much money being spent.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Kind of a loaded question since it assumes that Obama's policies would bring us out of said recession. While I do believe that republicans oppose some legislation purely because of political purposes, some of the legislation that has been "roadblocked" is deemed as detrimental to the recovery by many on the right and center for that matter.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    I think the danger is you would interpret that as an intentional damaging of the economy, when in fact it is most likely a fervently held belief in how best to proceed that would as a consequence aid or further economic woes.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?
    Yes, it became crystal clear after the 2010 election, and it will cost them the 2012 election.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Remember that the reps wanted and our currently pushing for the oil pipeline that will create thousands of jobs and lower gas prices, so much for your little parrot dem talking points post, next subject.
    How would a immaterial amount of oil being processed from Canada reduce world prices? Oil is traded on international markets at rates set months in advance. Adding small amounts really doesn't do anything to global prices. The only way that the pipeline could reduce prices is for the US to nationalize oil and subsidize it like Iran and Venezuela do.

    Furthermore, the Keystone vote was meant to wedge union from environmental votes. Pretty devious play by the GOP.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    When Bush was waging war all over the place it was a Republican thing and vehemently opposed by the Democrats. When Obama not only continued most of his foreign policy but even solidified some of it, the anti-war movement pretty much died.

    The Republican and Democratic leadership are much the same in the ethics and consistency department. Which is to say, pretty terrible. What do you expect? They're politicians.
    That's a overly simplistic view of it. Especially since Democrats did vote for Iraq. Hillary for one. Kerry for two.

    The Republicans got us into two occupations. Obama was always campaigning on getting us out. It does not make sense to rally against a candidate or President who is actively trying to get the nation out of two occupations. As for Libya, that's a complex issue, especially considering that we never put military boots on the ground (we did have CIA operatives though) and it was from a day one operation humanitarian. Furthermore, the US took a backseat after the initial salvo and let the Europeans run the operation. Sarkozy basically became the front man of the Libyan adventure. Obama was able to deflect to him and largely defuse an anti-war movement. IMO, it's far more about how you go about waging war then who's waging war.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Yes, I believe that there are some who would. There are democrats who would too. I consider that one of the biggest problems in politics in America right now, that there are people more interested in scoring points against the other party than doing what's right for the country.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?
    no. I think most of them up there honestly believe that the policies they push are in the best interest of the greater portion of America. I just also think most of them up there are honestly fools.

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