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  • Abortion

    18 45.00%
  • Gay Marriage

    5 12.50%
  • Government spending/debt

    2 5.00%
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Thread: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

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    What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    It seems like politics in general in the US get more and more polarized with every year that goes by, but what issue specifically do you think is the most polarized?
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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    It seems like politics in general in the US get more and more polarized with every year that goes by, but what issue specifically do you think is the most polarized?
    Issues no longer matter; it's ideology...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Abortion. Can't think of another issue that consistently approaches that level of intensity. Same sex marriage and Immigration edge out Gun Control for the other podium spots.

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Issues no longer matter; it's ideology...
    If issues don't matter why is so much attention paid to them?
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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Abortion.

    It has no place in politics at all.

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Issues no longer matter; it's ideology...
    Your answer is spot on.

    But I am waiting for someone to say Obamacare just for the irony of it.
    It was a Republican idea, embraced by the Republican party, and only used by Democrats to have something they could get through the Senate after the death of Kennedy. But now Republicans act as though it is the devil incarnate and must be stopped at all costs.
    I am not so sure that Republicans really have anything they stand for anymore. I think they simply stand against Obama. I will stop here in regards to the "why."

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    Your answer is spot on.

    But I am waiting for someone to say Obamacare just for the irony of it.
    It was a Republican idea, embraced by the Republican party, and only used by Democrats to have something they could get through the Senate after the death of Kennedy. But now Republicans act as though it is the devil incarnate and must be stopped at all costs.
    I am not so sure that Republicans really have anything they stand for anymore. I think they simply stand against Obama. I will stop here in regards to the "why."
    The law is not ready for prime time as is evidenced up to this point by the actions taken since its passage...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The law is not ready for prime time as is evidenced up to this point by the actions taken since its passage...
    Good evening, AP.

    It is an ongoing puzzle to many why not. It's not like they haven't had time to work out the bugs. Add the fact that many unions disagree with it, and want to be exempted. No wonder the average person on the street doesn't understand it! :

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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Net tax payers vs Net Tax consumers. No common ground

    gun control would be second for the same reason



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    re: What is the most polarized political issue in the US?[W:30]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Issues no longer matter; it's ideology...
    That's actually a very good point. What are your thoughts on this?

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