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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    This thread is supposed to be about partisanship right? From my understanding, bipartisan politics are when both political parties work together to get things done. If partisan politics is the issue then, like basically everything else, it depends on the context, and what happens. For example, if something good (aid for 9/11 First responders) is blocked by partisanship, thats bad. If a move to take away the 2nd amendment (no, Obama isn't trying to do that) is blocked by partisan action, then its good.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    This thread is supposed to be about partisanship right? From my understanding, bipartisan politics are when both political parties work together to get things done. If partisan politics is the issue then, like basically everything else, it depends on the context, and what happens. For example, if something good (aid for 9/11 First responders) is blocked by partisanship, thats bad. If a move to take away the 2nd amendment (no, Obama isn't trying to do that) is blocked by partisan action, then its good.
    Oh yeaaaaaaah..... I just noticed.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Bipartisan simply means two parties. And yes it hurts our country. We need 6-7 parties. No two parties can represent any individual well. In our current system a person has to pick their favorite issue and go with it even if they have to compromise on another. Ebony recently ran an article that claimed a majority of blacks agree with conservative issues, however they cling to the democrats because that party is seen as the strongest on civil rights of minorities.
    With this current system a person has to either support gay rights or pro life because the two parties are on opposite sides of those issues. A multiple party system would allow an individual to support a candidate with a pro life pro gay agenda.
    Fear (and some bipartisan flim flam)prevents the multiple party system from happening. People become petrified their favorite issue will lose if the don't vote for the D or R. Friends of the Bi-partisans claim you are wasting your vote or voting for the other side to keep folks in check. So don't hold your breathe that anything except the 2 party system is coming soon.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Bipartisan simply means two parties. And yes it hurts our country. We need 6-7 parties. No two parties can represent any individual well. In our current system a person has to pick their favorite issue and go with it even if they have to compromise on another. Ebony recently ran an article that claimed a majority of blacks agree with conservative issues, however they cling to the democrats because that party is seen as the strongest on civil rights of minorities.
    I can agree with that if we remove the enormous power special interest groups have; we should just give them their own parties, so they can stop screwing up the other ones.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    This thread is supposed to be about partisanship right? From my understanding, bipartisan politics are when both political parties work together to get things done. If partisan politics is the issue then, like basically everything else, it depends on the context, and what happens. For example, if something good (aid for 9/11 First responders) is blocked by partisanship, thats bad. If a move to take away the 2nd amendment (no, Obama isn't trying to do that) is blocked by partisan action, then its good.

    Insofar as Aid to the 9/11 responders - that is for additional late term problems - IF there was a Line Item Veto solidly in place by a Constitutional Amendment - well perhaps these things might work out better. Needless to say , Barry would have signed the whole thing - but in the future there may be a more fiscally responsible President.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Sean Hannity banging away every day (and he does... listen to his talk show) to make the Democrats look horrible. Democratic "news" agencies making Republicans look like sinister folks. This happens 12 hours a DAY on certain networks.

    Each side struggles to make the other look like fools. Like Anti-Americans. To the point of cult brain-washing.

    Is this REALLY a benefit to America?
    did you mean "partisan politics"?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Either have one party or three -- when you split a country down the middle, things get nasty.

    No more explanation is needed.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I can agree with that if we remove the enormous power special interest groups have; we should just give them their own parties, so they can stop screwing up the other ones.
    How do you give anyone a political party?

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Bipartisan does not equal political hacks (who call themselves pundits) raking in the money from the people who are taking their garbage for truth.
    The question is would political hacks still do this we had a multi-party system?

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Sean Hannity banging away every day (and he does... listen to his talk show) to make the Democrats look horrible. Democratic "news" agencies making Republicans look like sinister folks. This happens 12 hours a DAY on certain networks.

    Each side struggles to make the other look like fools. Like Anti-Americans. To the point of cult brain-washing.

    Is this REALLY a benefit to America?


    All that to discredit Democrats and hope they vote Republican. Maybe one or two percent can be swayed, but with the Dems doing the same thing to discredit Reps, the two percent swing evens itself out.

    Of course the real game-breaker is the fear factor. The side that can convince voters that the other side wants too much government, can't find jobs, can't solve the home crises, is weak on crime, national defense, and terrorism is a winner.

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