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How Growing Partisanship Is Splitting the U.S. in Two (Another Obama "accomplishment")
Yahoo News (The Fiscal Times) ^ | JUne 12, 2014 | Eric Pianin

Posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:40 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles

Democrats and Republicans are more deeply divided along ideological lines – and partisan rage and antipathy runs much higher than at any time in the past two decades, the report by the Pew Research Center concludes.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilwar; partisanship

1 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:40 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Not much ideological difference. Because of total pussies on the Hill, we now have a majority leader from Kalifornia. Cantor’s defeat has actually degraded the leadership. And McCarthy can push shamnesty with no fear of backlash.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I wonder, though: Were things worse if you go back more than 20 years, or did they just not try to go back further than that?

Granted that there’s a strong political divide in the US, but is it worse now than just the past 20 years, or is it 50, 90, since the Civil War, or even further back?


3 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:14 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

The Great Divider strikes again.

There isn’t actually a huge divide. Republicans have stood by while Obama has accomplished his list of destructive goals.

The MSM wants to keep up the ‘party of no’ narrative as they can continue to fool the masses as to why our economy is in shambles, border isn’t defended, etc.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 11:07:02 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Little Pig

All the libs I knew 30 years ago were just goofy, but generally not mean. Now the libs I know are irrational and spitting vitriol, and poised for violence.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 12:14:26 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Obama is the mirror of what America wants to be. He’s not the America that put him TWICE in office.

Half want slavery of the working people so their life may be easier and more self-indulgent. Half want freedom from the overreaching government and the socially-controlling wealthy society so they can try to live their God-given right.

Civil War is around the corner, but it is not Obama or Bush’s fault. History repeats itself.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 12:38:03 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
Civil War is around the corner, but it is not Obama or Bush’s fault. History repeats itself

I have been expecting it since the 70s. It hasn't happened yet, but I still expect it.

7 posted on 06/13/2014 2:40:35 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

CW2 is coming, if not already here. Expect it, prepare for it, win it.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 3:44:40 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Mark17

I have been expecting it since the 70s. It hasn’t happened yet, but I still expect it.

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It will be fought for cultural reasons, but won’t happen until there is economic collapse. I doubt any but the new barons will be pleased with the outcomes.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 6:16:46 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: Psalm 144

Yes, I think an economic collapse would definitely spark a civil war. Years of pent up rage will make it bloody. I just wonder what the Russians, Chinese, and others would be doing at that time?


10 posted on 06/13/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I believe more and more the time is ripe for a new political movement to arise and more people get sick of both parties.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I read this article last night and its right on the money. We are probably at the same point as just prior to the Civil War. I personally won’t even speak to somebody if I perceive them as a libtard. Most of my friends are the same.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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