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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Then you weren't around in the 60's and 70's. This is child's play compared to that era. Here it seems bigger than it is due to social media and cable TV where if the president farts CNN reports he is having intestinal problems and bring on their doctor to explain why we should invoke the 25th amendment.
    This is "child's play" compared to the '60's and '70's?!

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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You've just demonstrated here what part of the problem is, the blame-casting. We need to be trying to find ways to work together.
    I am more than willing to work with people on the other side of the fence. I have been vocal in my support of sane and rational conservatives like Charlie Sykes, Justin Amash, and (sometimes) Rand Paul. My god, my wife and I are surrounded by Trump-loving conservatives on both sides of our families who we have to try and find common ground with, regularly. But I am not going to lie and disillusion myself by saying both sides share the blame equally. That would be dishonest. Once again, there is no one on the Dems side who is the Trump equivalent. There is no one on the Dems side with a cultlike following. Not even Obama.
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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Although he says he's skeptical about whether what Pelosi has said about not going down the road to impeachment unless the reason is compelling "represents a true shift from toxic partisanship," David French says that at least she's doing what more politicians should do, looking beyond one's one "tribe" and thinking of the larger body politic, and argues that this is a "national necessity." From his article:

    This morning the New York Times’ Thomas Edsall published an important essay highlighting a new study that analyzed the extent of “lethal mass partisanship.” As Edsall observes, the paper contained some disturbing statistics. Among them, “42 percent of the people in each party view the opposition as ‘downright evil.’” A stunning 20 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of Republicans believe “we’d be better off as a country if large numbers of the opposing party in the public today just died.” And if the opposing party wins the 2020 election, 18 percent of Democrats and 13 percent of Republicans “feel violence would be justified.”

    We hear quite a bit about “dehumanizing rhetoric” in American public life. Well, it appears that tens of millions of Americans now have dehumanizing beliefs. “One out of five Republicans and Democrats agree with the statement that their political adversaries ‘lack the traits to be considered fully human — they behave like animals.’”

    ...It’s in this atmosphere that I’m increasingly of the view that the vanishing, bipartisan class of civil libertarians represent an important ingredient in the glue that keeps America together. The fundamental idea that we should defend the rights of others that we would like to exercise ourselves often requires that we gain greater sympathetic understanding of our opponents’ points of view. After all, the defense of liberty in the public square can never be merely legalistic. To be effective it also has to humanize. Nancy Pelosi & Trump Impeachment -- Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis | National Review

    If you see those with whom you disagree as "more jackal than human," then you're "justified" in the impulse to ruin their lives and livelihoods. But at what cost to the nation?

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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Well, a Trump loving Right Wing white supremacist just shot and killed 50 Muslims. But, let’s blame both sides.
    "The greatest political scandal in American history is being met with denial and obstruction from Republicans, whose party once championed the rule of law."

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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The truth is unpleasant, isn't it?
    You should try and utilize truth more often in your posts. It is refreshing.
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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Putin owns the Democratic Party. No foreign government needs spies when they have the Democratic Party as their agents.
    And what information, pray tell, do you have that proves this?
    As usual, you are long in opinion, and severely short on facts.
    Stop posting such unsubstantiated garbage that you can't prove.
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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    And what information, pray tell, do you have that proves this?
    As usual, you are long in opinion, and severely short on facts.
    Stop posting such unsubstantiated garbage that you can't prove.
    No doubt. His posts have been pure pull from ass and hit keyboard lately.
    "The greatest political scandal in American history is being met with denial and obstruction from Republicans, whose party once championed the rule of law."

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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    No doubt. His posts have been pure pull from ass and hit keyboard lately.
    He has always been that way.
    He never met a fact that he could recognize. Ever.
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    Re: Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Still butthurt you didn't get your way I see.
    Your terminology is intended to be insulting, dealing and is contrary to honest debate. Bt then you knew that when you wrote it.
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