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View Poll Results: Country or Party?
Country 112 95.73%
Party 5 4.27%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-11-2022, 10:23 AM
 
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My country. Both political parties are corrupt beyond redemption IMO.
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Old 08-11-2022, 10:49 AM
 
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The rise of political parties and partisanship is one of the worst things to happen to this country.

Take it away George:

"One of the expedients of Party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions & aims of other Districts."

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism."

"[The spirit of Party] serves always to distract the Public Councils and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill founded Jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot & insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence & corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions."
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:10 AM
 
Location: A Beautiful State (not NJ)
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country, however we all have different opinions on what that means
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:40 AM
 
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Trump, Nixon, Johnson, Bush, Clinton, all have contributed to the notion that party politics is a very dirty business. And, by extension, anyone who follows the party line will be contributing to that political filth. Both parties are locked in a power struggle that is completely independent of the real mission of the Senate and House, and that would be to further the betterment of the majority.

It's obvious, American party politics is meant to be a distraction that prevents its actual task (governing) from being accomplished. And in that realization, those who can see the truth have been walking away from the party BS that keeps the real rulers in power, and ensures the elected nitwits will remain in servitude to that cabal of special interests.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:42 AM
 
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Anyone who chose "country" but votes for modern progressive democrats is a liar.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:45 AM
 
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Anyone who chose "country" but votes for modern progressive democrats is a liar.
Way to fall into the partisan trap and miss the point.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:46 AM
 
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As I write this:

Country - 29
Party - 1

I'm surprised only 1 Democrat has responded. Maybe they're all down at the state unemployment office picking up there checks.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:47 AM
 
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Trump, Nixon, Johnson, Bush, Clinton, all have contributed to the notion that party politics is a very dirty business. And, by extension, anyone who follows the party line will be contributing to that political filth. Both parties are locked in a power struggle that is completely independent of the real mission of the Senate and House, and that would be to further the betterment of the majority.

It's obvious, American party politics is meant to be a distraction that prevents its actual task (governing) from being accomplished. And in that realization, those who can see the truth have been walking away from the party BS that keeps the real rulers in power, and ensures the elected nitwits will remain in servitude to that cabal of special interests.
Yep, it's all about that power struggle of being able to dominate the other party rather than compromise for the common good.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:47 AM
 
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Way to fall into the partisan trap and miss the point.
It's not a partisan trap. Dems clearly value party over country.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:48 AM
 
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It's not a partisan trap. Dems clearly value party over country.
Way to fall into the partisan trap and miss the point.

Seems you didn't vote in the poll correctly.
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