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Thread: Dividing the United States

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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What do you think he should be doing about the misery index and nuclear whatnot (and how does that even relate to this thread)?
    His job would be a good start, getting out of the way would be a great start. Realizing he doesn't know **** about economics and the theories he regurgitates are proven historical failures and they are failing yet again would be another great direction. Instead he arrogantly doubles down, at least when Rome burned Nero was somewhat entertaining with his fiddle.
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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    His job would be a good start, getting out of the way would be a great start. Realizing he doesn't know **** about economics and the theories he regurgitates are proven historical failures and they are failing yet again would be another great direction. Instead he arrogantly doubles down, at least when Rome burned Nero was somewhat entertaining with his fiddle.
    Yes, because the policies enacted during the Bush administration were so successful..?
    Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.

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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Obama is easily the most partisan President of the last 40 years.
    I would say you have to go back to Woodrow Wilson to find close to that level of partisanship.
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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Yes, because the policies enacted during the Bush administration were so successful..?
    Did I say they were? Bush had some decent policies in his first term and horrid ones in the second. Obama is batting zero in year five.
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    Re: Dividing the United States

    The Poll is divisive.










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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I don't think it is entirely the president but look at the quality of speaker of the houses we have had recently.
    After Newt Gingrich we immdediately went downward. Next you had Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi, and John Boehner.

    No way can you compare those last three with the likes of Tip O'Neil.
    Yeah, agree here. O'Neil was pretty blue as a politician but he could cross the aisles when necessary, and he didn't mess with the process, the batch after Newt was useless, the game the system and have really polluted the legislation process.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I would say you have to go back to Woodrow Wilson to find close to that level of partisanship.


    Maybe because bipartisanship has come to look as realistic as all those awful movies where some hot chick falls for some disgusting dude's inner nerd......................

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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Maybe because bipartisanship has come to look as realistic as all those awful movies where some hot chick falls for some disgusting dude's inner nerd......................
    Bipartisanship is not a problem, when both of those rotten parties agree on **** ideas it's a major problem, the ideas have gotten ****tier and ****tier, and this president is pushing the worst, his predecessor wasn't much better.
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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    His job would be a good start, getting out of the way would be a great start. Realizing he doesn't know **** about economics and the theories he regurgitates are proven historical failures and they are failing yet again would be another great direction. Instead he arrogantly doubles down, at least when Rome burned Nero was somewhat entertaining with his fiddle.
    Not shown above: ideas on what he should be doing.

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    Re: Dividing the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The major difference is this:
    radio talk show hosts have no legislative power over me. Elected politicians do.
    And yet talk shows are consistently feeding the idea that we're divided to the point where people now believe that half the country is their enemy. That divisiveness is much more insidious even than bad government policies because it sets citizen against citizen at least as much as they are against elected officials.

    And again, the divisiveness will guarantee that at least 50% of the people will ALWAYS be in favor of an idea, no matter how bad it is. A perfect example of this is the Patriot Act. It was a rotten idea when it was first enacted by a Republican, and it's a rotten idea now that it's tacitly excused by the Democrats just because a Democrat is in charge. But thanks to the polarization of this country, a rotten idea gets a free pass either way. Things like talk shows and am radio are to thank for this.

    If it wasn't for the media specifically setting out to demonize half the country, bad ideas wouldn't be Republican or Democrat in origin, they'd just be bad ideas.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 04-13-13 at 11:19 PM.

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