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Conservative Vs Liberal? Not So Much

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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 168 Posts
Friday, April 19, 2013 2:16:35 AM
and not a word was said from oldollie, 5cats or crakrjak...

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:12:43 AM
I have found that many times there is a lot of common ground as to outcomes but the people come from completely different paths in getting there. What to blame for the massive political divide in our country? Probably a lot of things. Will we ever find a way to exist without all this hatin'? Not sure how, but I hope so.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 1945 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:07:31 PM
If you can get rid of the 5% of the idiots on the Extreme Right and the 5% of the idiots on the Extreme Left what you are left with is the 90% of Americans that mostly agree.

Unfortunately that Extreme 10% of idiots are the ones either in control of the media or the ones the media is giving air time to.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3882 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:31:15 PM
I'm spending the week with my conservative parents. My brother and his wife and I are liberal. As a general rule for a few years now we do not talk about sensational "news". When you remove the BS that opinion media makes people believe that they are supposed to be there suddenly is an incredible amount of common ground. The awesome part is when the sensational part of politics is removed from political conversations the conversations get really boring and you stop talking politics. That's because straight politics is real boring. That's why opinion media has to make up conflicts. Five days now and not even a raised voice. It has been a wonderful trip.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 450 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:43:40 PM
The problem isn't left or right, it's an issue of disconnect from common sense. Certain issues seem easily cut and dry to most of us but are way too far beyond the comprehension of most politicians and law makers whose only concern is where the next bribe....sorry, contribution comes from.
We ARE NOT a capitalist nation. We have bastardized and changed the rules so much that real capitalism doesn't exist. If it did the banks and auto companies should have been left to their own devices.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:52:34 PM
er meh gerd! people from the left and people from the right are just people and can have a reasonable discussion about differing views! no way!

but i guess the way congress behaves i guess this might actually be a surprise to some people

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34637 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:01:28 PM

Who thinks politicians even want to agree? Peaceful harmony with the other side doesn't make for good sound bites on the news at election time.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 687 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:24:33 PM
This is great. I 100% support it. This reminds of George Carlin things about politics. Remember they don't like you they want us to fight. They want us to forget that they are taking advantage of all of us. Both Dem and Reps.

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2587 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:29:05 PM
"We need to be having more dialogues like this"

YES! What HE said!

(fyi: here is the full talk.)

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 428 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:05:16 PM
now let's get Alex Jones and Piers Morgan to hold a similarly structured conversation.

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2173 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 3:57:59 PM
Link: Conservative Vs Liberal? Not So Much [Rate Link] - We need to be having more dialogues like this

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