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Old 02-19-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Doesn't matter what your political affiliation. Doesn't matter who screams the loudest or who posts the most.

I have never seen this country so divided and it is sad.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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On the contrary,it is a sign of openess & clarity...

If a division exists,it better surface...
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It has been this divided before our time but I don't recall any period during the last 50 years when it was this bad. It really is a sad thing to witness, the absence of any nuance in political debate, the labeling of people. I do it myself at times. The internet promotes this, as it is an anonymous medium where we can vent our personal frustrations via political rants at faceless readers who we'd never treat with such disrespect if we were with them face-to-face.

Likewise, the Balkanization of media has contributed a great deal to the way people receive and communicate information. We can cherry-pick our sources so that they cater to our preconceptions, thus reinforcing our views and further distancing us from one another as we isolate ourselves in echo chambers that exclude contrary opinions and evidence.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Doesn't matter what your political affiliation. Doesn't matter who screams the loudest or who posts the most.

I have never seen this country so divided and it is sad.

The left sees hussein obama's election as their opportunity to push with great force their left winger agenda and hussein obama is stealing as much of our tax dollars as fast as possible to funnel (spread the wealth) to as many of his cohorts as possible. They know they have one shot at it so they will do as much damage as they can, as fast as they can.

We have to hope we can undo some of the damage they cause because it is sure to get much uglier before this con man is out of office. He has already sold generations to come down the river.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: just here
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The left sees hussein obama's election as their opportunity to push with great force their left winger agenda and hussein obama is stealing as much of our tax dollars as fast as possible to funnel (spread the wealth) to as many of his cohorts as possible. They know they have one shot at it so they will do as much damage as they can, as fast as they can.

We have to hope we can undo some of the damage they cause because it is sure to get much uglier before this con man is out of office. He has already sold generations to come down the river.
And one wonders at the division.......this post is a perfect example people. Just can't help yourself, can you?
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Clermont Fl
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If the politician can keep the people fighting on whose fault it is they win. When the people come to realize that they are both the problem things will then start to be fixed. How can you politicans set the budget year after year for more money then you know you will take in and think that’s ok.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Only the politicians win if we remain divided. Partisanship deflects the blame from the politicians and creates a dem vs rep, and lib vs con divide instead of people vs government. It's much easier to point the fingers at the other party than accept that both parties continually fail the citizens.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And one wonders at the division.......this post is a perfect example people. Just can't help yourself, can you?
Are you saying that dcsldcd was being serious? I thought it was parody for the sake of underscoring the OP. Wow...
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: just here
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Are you saying that dcsldcd was being serious? I thought it was parody for the sake of underscoring the OP. Wow...
Don't worry grasshopper, another example that you'll start getting used to once you've been on here for awhile.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Divide and Conquer has been around since the days of Moses. get used to it.
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