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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    The good thing about partisan politics is that it allows a select few leaders to gain enough power to be negotiators to either modify policy or allow for one party divide to speak to the other. And unlike some here, I have no desire to see a rise of a moderate/centrist power base. It works quite well to just have a small number of moderates continue to improve the process in much the same way as it is good to have partisans.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Two parties are better than one. After all, in the words of Jefferson: "Delay is preferable to error."

    That being said, I do believe the current two party system is hurting America.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Like everything else, there's good and bad about the 2 party system. Our country is the strongest when there is a division of power in the 3 branches of government. We need the proverbial tug-o-war.

    This administration, and the previous administration, have been too lopsided. What happens during these times is we get yanked to the right, only to be yanked to the left shortly afterward. The good part about this (after culling out the BS from the other side) is that the good parts of each side are left alone and allowed to remain as government policy and laws of the land.

    A mixed government accomplishes little. It's actually the closest we can get to making the Tea Party and the Libertarians happy.

    These recent times of being yanked back and forth are nothing new. They have happened many times in our history. If we, the people, want to be yanked around, then that is what we vote for, to make it happen.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Until WHICH side wins? Thing is the bickering is on Party lines. That only helps the Party. NOT America. Party lines are bull****. The last two years the Republicans have damaged America because of their own power plays. It makes me SICK. The Republicans are out to regain power at the expense of Americans. They will do ANYTHING to make Obama look bad. THAT is the current state of America. Dishonerable.


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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Despite some substantial differences over Domestic issues - this Nation had BiPartisinship in Foreign Affairs from 1940 thru 1968. Some dispute this , but compared to now it was pretty solid. Individuals like the late Lowell Weicker (R-Conn) who really was a Liberal saw this as a fault. Guys like Frank Church (D- Id) totally agreed. They saw such uniformity in terms of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution getting easily passed with later heavy events. They became myopic & obsessed on the point.

    Richard Nixon's Election in the tumultous year of 1968 truly ended any real bipartisinship. We have never recovered because much of the 4th Estate forgot themselves. They saw only a Murrow/McCarthy (Joe) situation when in actuality things were a little more complex and dangerous. Also the comfort level by then of many Americans had caused a lot to forget their more humble origins & concepts - like Common sense.

    Possibly wendell Wilkie in 1940 began our solid view of a dangerous World. Eugene McCarthy (though with Good intentions) ended it.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Until WHICH side wins? Thing is the bickering is on Party lines. That only helps the Party. NOT America. Party lines are bull****. The last two years the Republicans have damaged America because of their own power plays. It makes me SICK. The Republicans are out to regain power at the expense of Americans. They will do ANYTHING to make Obama look bad. THAT is the current state of America. Dishonerable.
    I'm amused! You bemoan and wail party politics, all the while endorsing the "Libertarian Party!" with your proud and prominent signature seal.

    I suppose party politics are "SICK" and "Dishonerable" (sic) so long as it's not your party.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I'm amused! You bemoan and wail party politics, all the while endorsing the "Libertarian Party!" with your proud and prominent signature seal.

    I suppose party politics are "SICK" and "Dishonerable" (sic) so long as it's not your party.
    Maybe thats because both Democrats and Republicans have repeatedly raped us.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Bi-partisanship in the US Congress = Republicans giving in on principle.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Darn! I voted No when I meant yes.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    The last two years the Republicans have damaged America because of their own power plays.
    Over the last two years, the GOP has not had the power to stop anything The Obama has wanted to do; anything that The Obama has been denied or has had delayed is because of Democrats.
    Any and all of the damage from the last two years lies directly at the feet to the Dems.

    The Republicans are out to regain power at the expense of Americans.
    The Democrats are out to retain power at the expense of Americans.

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