View Poll Results: Do you believe that partisan politics divides people unnecessarily?

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    I couldn't vote in the poll because there is no choice indicating that political discourse is not "framed", or if it is, it is not framed for the purposes listed in those two choices.

    In a nation with 300+ million people, there is a wide diversity of opinion. If one finds the discourse limited, then I would suggest seeking wider for a greater variety of opinion and promoting novel ideas of ones own making.
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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I think it's still as cool as it ever was to have an affinity for this country. I'm just acknowledging that I've gotten the "word" that I'm not a "real" American, so why would I have an "affinity" for it ? Why won't people grow up and deal with the consequences of their own deeds and actions ?.................
    There are 300 million people living in this country. If you let one quote, from one partisan political pundit, wreck your faith in this country as a whole, you probably have more in common with the secessionists than you realize.

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I think it's still as cool as it ever was to have an affinity for this country. I'm just acknowledging that I've gotten the "word" that I'm not a "real" American, so why would I have an "affinity" for it ? Why won't people grow up and deal with the consequences of their own deeds and actions ?.................
    Why would I care if you have affinity for this country or not?

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialEngineer View Post
    If I had a lot of money, and I wanted to disenfranchise people so that I could take control, I'd spend money encouraging people who are concerned about society to engage in the debate in a way that precluded the possibility of the issues being resolved.

    Maybe I belong in the conspiracy theory section, but after some of my conversations here and on other forums, I think that some people are actually hired to come here and act like asshats so that reasonable people wont be able to have a conversation. I may be wrong, and those people could just be incredibly intolerant and disagreeable, but if they're not playing for the opposing team, they sure are scoring a lot of points for them.
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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I couldn't vote in the poll because there is no choice indicating that political discourse is not "framed", or if it is, it is not framed for the purposes listed in those two choices.

    In a nation with 300+ million people, there is a wide diversity of opinion. If one finds the discourse limited, then I would suggest seeking wider for a greater variety of opinion and promoting novel ideas of ones own making.
    The poll is asking a question with a binary response. If you think the partisan discourse divides people unnecessarily, vote yes. If you do not think the partisan discourse divides people unnecessarily, vote no.

    By your response, I would infer that you do not think the partisan discourse is unnecessarily divisive, since you assert that it is not controlled in any way, and therefore faithfully represents the opinions of the entire populace. I wouldn't dare to speak for you, but I'm guessing that you would vote "No", based on that inference.

    Thank you for your contribution.

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

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    Okay, ya' got me.
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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Why would I care if you have affinity for this country or not?



    Ideally, maybe, you shouldn't. But then why would you have mentioned it in the first place ? You just want your cake and want to eat it too..........If you don't care about me, why in the world would you raise the idea of allegiance ? Most people who aren't wanted in a club don't , thereafter, show a concern for that club............................

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Why would I care if you have affinity for this country or not?
    Probably because the benchmark of a good government is having as many people who are happy with it as practical without turning it into a flaky populist hell hole.

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Ideally, maybe, you shouldn't. But then why would you have mentioned it in the first place ? You just want your cake and want to eat it too..........If you don't care about me, why in the world would you raise the idea of allegiance ? Most people who aren't wanted in a club don't , thereafter, show a concern for that club............................
    I didn't bring up allegience, I just disagreed with your implication that the US isn't functional. If you're dealing with feelings of rejection, well, I can't help you. Perhaps a support group.

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    Re: Is partisan politics too partisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I didn't bring up allegience, I just disagreed with your implication that the US isn't functional.
    It's so dysfunctional it's funny......................Must suck for some people...................

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