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  • Congressional Partisanship Needs to Stop

    All of us are Americans. Belonging to a political party should never take precedence over the good of the nation.

    Maybe the following, as well as Trump's speech on unity yesterday, is a good start:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartandhp

    We'll see how long it lasts...
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    Won't happen so long as Progressives run the Democrat party. Progressives, everywhere are of like mind when it comes to dealing with the other side:

    What's ours is ours, what's yours is negotiable.

    Leftist Progressivism is a roadblock to getting anything done without overt partisanship being involved.

    Oh, I'm not in disagreement with you on this Massena, I am just being realistic about the chances of it happening.

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    • #3
      Well this is one thing we can agree about.
      A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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      • #4
        Didn't last too long, unfortunately:

        http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/politi...ise/index.html

        If Congress and the president don't work together and compromise to achieve something positive, nothing will get done.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Massena View Post
            All of us are Americans. Belonging to a political party should never take precedence over the good of the nation.

            Maybe the following, as well as Trump's speech on unity yesterday, is a good start:

            http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartandhp

            We'll see how long it lasts...
            You have to first define "the good of the nation" and as we see all the time here, that definition is usually polls apart.

            T.A.G. gets it in post #2 here.
            The Regressives opting with "RESIST" in response to an election result they didn't like is another part of the problem.

            BTW, are you personally active at the local, say community or county level with the political party of your leaning?* This all starts on the grassroots level.

            * Consider it a rhetorical question if you'd rather not honestly answer.

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            • #7
              "Partisanship" in another of those Federal government oxymorons.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Hypocrisy thy name is Massena

                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                Trump whines too much.

                He needs to pay attention to his political and legislative agenda, stay off twitter, and go to work.

                http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartandhp
                Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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                • #9
                  "Partisanship" in the past few decades has come to mean "pander to the Democrats".
                  I do not wish to have the slave emancipated because I love him, but because I hate his master."
                  --Salmon P. Chase

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                  • #10
                    non-partisanship didn't even last one post on this thread. It can't. It is too ingrained in US political discourse.

                    The trend towards extreme partisanship has been going on for many years now. Trump has accelerated it by attacking the very institutions of democracy themselves such as elections, the courts, law enforcement, but that is all he is doing, just accelerating what was in process already.

                    There will be more violence since rational discussion and the system itself is being undermined.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lynelhutz View Post
                      Trump has accelerated it by attacking the very institutions of democracy themselves such as elections, the courts, law enforcement, but that is all he is doing, just accelerating what was in process already.
                      How has he attacked those institutions?

                      Also, you need to study US History.....learn what happened to General Lee in 1812.......that was extreme partisanship.
                      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                        How has he attacked those institutions?

                        ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                          You have to first define "the good of the nation" and as we see all the time here, that definition is usually polls apart.

                          T.A.G. gets it in post #2 here.
                          The Regressives opting with "RESIST" in response to an election result they didn't like is another part of the problem.

                          BTW, are you personally active at the local, say community or county level with the political party of your leaning?* This all starts on the grassroots level.

                          * Consider it a rhetorical question if you'd rather not honestly answer.
                          Semantics.

                          And, no, I don't participate in partisan politics at any level. I stay informed as to candidates and vote for the one that is the better of the two, or in a primary, the best of the bunch, regardless of party.

                          Your 'hint' that I might not honestly answer is both insulting and demeaning. Don't judge someone else by something that you might do yourself. In short, knock off the nonsense. That's part of the problem here.
                          We are not now that strength which in old days
                          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                            How has he attacked those institutions?
                            Trump has personally attacked and degraded both journalists and judges, in fact actively degraded those institutions.

                            Criticizing is one thing, degradation another, and he actively 'tweets' about the latter.

                            He needs to stop the nonsense tweeting and get on with the business of government, which he has neglected because he is easily distracted (ie a short attention span) and he feels compelled to answer every criticism directed his way. He should ignore the vulgar uproar and get on with his job, which presently he isn't doing very well.
                            We are not now that strength which in old days
                            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tsar View Post
                              Hypocrisy thy name is Massena
                              And how it that hypocrisy? The bankruptcy of your opinions and postings is evident in that you cannot answer something with which you disagree with anything but a personal comment or attack.

                              Well done.
                              We are not now that strength which in old days
                              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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