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Are political questions such as gun control and the fiscal cliff being used to split the nation apart?

kir 2012/12/29 15:27:57
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I honestly think that politicians, whether Republican or Democrat, are
using the topic of gun laws, as well as any other topic that they can to
keep this nation polarized. As long as the people continue to fight
amongst themselves they will continue to be distracted from what the
government is doing: working together to strip us of our freedom and
destroy the economic stability of this nation.

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  • randy 2012/12/29 15:36:16
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    randy
    +6
    Divide and conquer. I don't see why more people can't see it.

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  • Gary 2013/01/04 11:04:54
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Gary
    They want to keep us devided so they can pass their own secret agenda...they don't realy care about anything other than control...and who has it.
  • kir Gary 2013/01/04 12:23:23
    kir
    The sad thing is, their agendas aren't so secret. You can see massive funneling to mega corporations. You can see a selling off of power to those same groups. You can see legislation that strips away our freedom. It's right there in the open. It's just that the average American is too busy arguing over who makes the better master that they don't see what's going on.
  • MadMax 2012/12/31 22:19:55
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    MadMax
    +2
    Yep. Simple as that.
  • on time, again 2012/12/31 13:25:15
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    on time, again
    +1
    Divide and conqure
  • Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~ 2012/12/31 03:49:52
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~
    +1
    I do not really think the Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other, I would say that the un-Americans are splitting the nation apart. If you are really proud of our country you would not want to see it so far in debt. If you are really proud of our country then you would never kick the can down the road, but you would fix the problem right then. I do not believe the people in Congress or the president are proud of our country; they just want their pay checks and all the freebies they can get from lobbyist, and continue to get re-elected.
  • kir Doc Fre... 2012/12/31 22:24:49
    kir
    By that definition pretty much every Republican and Democratic politician is un-American.
  • Doc Fre... kir 2013/01/03 03:04:36
    Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~
    +1
    EXACTLY
  • kir Doc Fre... 2013/01/03 18:12:20
    kir
    Fair enough. Though in all honesty, I was confronted by a hard core Republican recently because of a valid question I asked. His response was "List the reasons why you're an American after asking that question."

    So I answered:
    1. Being a naturally born citizen
    2. Nope, that's really enough.

    I thought it was witty. He didn't like it. Oh well.
  • Bronar 2012/12/30 22:28:15
    Politicians are talking about the real issues.
    Bronar
    I blame the press, not (most of) the politicians.
  • joe keeney 2012/12/30 20:50:49
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    joe keeney
    +1
    They in it together your only a pawn in their game.
  • les_gvt 2012/12/30 19:15:10
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    les_gvt
    +1
    the more we fight each other the more we leave them to do as they please
  • David Hussey 2012/12/30 19:00:48
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    David Hussey
    +2
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."
    ~ John Adams, 1789

    Adams succinctly expressed what would destroy the republic, and the people are for the most part complete effing idiots in the way they cling to their belief in the two party system. You're enslaved by your own partisan delusions, and the pages of Sodahead are filled with examples of your juvenile stupidity.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/30 18:35:59 (edited)
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I'm sick and tired of the whole entire lot. Politics above country. It's way easier to overtake smaller groups at a time.
  • hatter 2012/12/30 05:58:11
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    hatter
    Actually I think its bringing us together. People are starting to see the truth and less smoke and mirrors. Seems to me more demacrats are agreeing with more republicans. Demacrats like there guns to and the fiscal cliff people are seeing how greedy our politicians are.
  • fortyca... hatter 2012/12/30 18:51:04
    fortycal_sig
    Hope you're right, hatter.
  • hatter fortyca... 2012/12/30 19:55:27
    hatter
    Me to. Just seems that they are starting to see the light.
  • gimini210 2012/12/30 05:11:25
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    gimini210
    +3
    As long as we are focused on gun control and the fiscal cliff we are not focused on WHY we have reached a point where the government has sunk us 16.5 trillion and rising debt. Why raising taxes and the threat of raising taxes has already effected the job industry. As long as we fuss with each other we do not get furious that our government has for years been raping all of us in order to line their own pockets at our expense. It is not their jobs leaving, it is not their retirements, pay checks, health insurance or any other thing that is endangered, it is ours. We justify their million dollars vacations, their high pay, their expensive benefits while they justify destroying ours and keep us focused on BS. They claim gun control will cut down gun deaths yet it hasn't worked in any city, state nor country but they are using it to disarm Americans and it is disarming. While we fuss and fight with ourselves they continue to take bribes from lobbyist, bail out their investment companies and raise taxes on all of us in the name of a Fiscal Cliff.

    Hell-o, why are we on that CLIFF? Because congress spends and spends then cries it is the Bush Tax cuts. Bull Crap, it is the congress and White House with their never ending pork filled bills, bail outs, entitlements for the rich, poor, ...
    As long as we are focused on gun control and the fiscal cliff we are not focused on WHY we have reached a point where the government has sunk us 16.5 trillion and rising debt. Why raising taxes and the threat of raising taxes has already effected the job industry. As long as we fuss with each other we do not get furious that our government has for years been raping all of us in order to line their own pockets at our expense. It is not their jobs leaving, it is not their retirements, pay checks, health insurance or any other thing that is endangered, it is ours. We justify their million dollars vacations, their high pay, their expensive benefits while they justify destroying ours and keep us focused on BS. They claim gun control will cut down gun deaths yet it hasn't worked in any city, state nor country but they are using it to disarm Americans and it is disarming. While we fuss and fight with ourselves they continue to take bribes from lobbyist, bail out their investment companies and raise taxes on all of us in the name of a Fiscal Cliff.

    Hell-o, why are we on that CLIFF? Because congress spends and spends then cries it is the Bush Tax cuts. Bull Crap, it is the congress and White House with their never ending pork filled bills, bail outs, entitlements for the rich, poor, illegals and themselves. NOT ONE OF US WOULD HAVE A JOB IF WE DID WHAT THEY HAVE DONE!!! Name a one of us who would not be in jail if we took and investment for one thing and turned around and spent it on our bills? Congress did and does it every time we pay and our job pays social security taxes. Name one of us who would not be in jail for insider trading, congress gets a free ride. 2 trillion + in IOUs for social security not to mention the interest lost on that money alone. Now that is grand theft, defrauding the public, out right stealing and they cry about they need a pay raise while they figure out new and inventive ways to cut social security and medicare. Bend over Americans cause we are being screwed.
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  • Rude&Reckless 2012/12/30 04:41:00
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Rude&Reckless
    I honestly don't think most politicians are intelligent enough to orchestrate and carry out such a strategic attack on liberty. They're pawns in this game just like the general public is.

    But I do believe SOMEONE is responsible for the increasing political polarization you see here in America. I'm inclined to believe it's probably the major players like the Bilderberg Group and the IMF. They are the ones who would stand to benefit the most from America joining an international (and yes, possibly even "one world") government, and the political turmoil in this country seems to be conveniently moving us in that direction.

    That's just my best guess. Obviously the nature of their game is to keep us misinformed and in the dark.
  • les_gvt Rude&Re... 2012/12/30 19:19:18
    les_gvt
    +1
    this has been in the works for over 100 years, and the true leaders still remain in the shadows. Obama does get vilified as a puppet of Soros, but Soros himself is just the willing visible puppet for someone else, because he is a true believer in his cause- his own power
  • Pm 2012/12/30 04:39:43
    Politicians are talking about the real issues.
    Pm
    +2
    Obama's campaign did a good job of dividing the nation.
  • RicardoCabeza 2012/12/30 03:23:45
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    RicardoCabeza
    You mean the real issues are still being ignored, no way? sorry I could not help but play on the irony of the moment.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/30 02:37:39
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Cn2012
    It's clear to me. Smoke screens. I'm not sure why people are so ready to dismiss it and call those who point it out, crazy. It's very disturbing and frustrating.
  • Thomas G Towns 2012/12/30 02:24:27
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Thomas G Towns
    The tools of their trade. We couldn't get more divided
  • Cat 2012/12/30 02:12:05
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Cat
    Politicians really are trying to divide us on straw man issues like abortion rights and support for prepaid benefits like Soc.Sec. and Medicare, however Attacks on the constitution like the first second and fourth amendments are very real. You can't generalize that much.
  • MsDianna 2012/12/30 01:21:16
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    MsDianna
    yes they are trying to split us all up
  • Tennyson James 2012/12/30 01:04:29
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Tennyson James
    +1
    Not all, but many are.
  • bill.fife.3 2012/12/30 01:00:34
    Politicians are talking about the real issues.
    bill.fife.3
    +2
    Actually both answers are correct. These are divisive issues any way you look at them and the divisiveness of politics goes back way before any type of cliff was being discussed. Political career-building runs on divisiveness. These are politicians and this is what politicians do. But the nation was founded by statesmen. Seen any lately?
  • Mtg303 bill.fi... 2012/12/30 01:41:59
    Mtg303
    +1
    Great answer. The issues are divisive and present us with many challenges but we still have to discuss and work on them. Gun control in a rural or hunting community bears a different message than in an urban city community for instance.
  • bill.fi... Mtg303 2012/12/30 03:48:51
    bill.fife.3
    Thank you. Many don't realize that people still live in areas so remote that food and supplies are either flown in or they go out and hunt and gather what they can find themselves. They are known as indigenous. And it's what works for them.
    Personally I think cities are something of a mistake. All they do is prepare people for living in an overpopulated world. The downside there is already becoming increasingly obvious.
  • Spy Master 2012/12/30 00:30:45
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Spy Master
    +1
    not politicians; POLITICIAN...and his little Iranian side-kick..
  • kir Spy Master 2012/12/30 00:36:32
    kir
    Not politicians? So there was no political divide or us vs them mentality before this "politician"?
  • Spy Master kir 2012/12/30 00:53:56 (edited)
    Spy Master
    +1
    nothing like this; JFK was the closest; and you see what they did to him...
  • kir Spy Master 2012/12/30 00:55:52
    kir
    Then why all the issues with the previous elections before this? Why was the country split into Republicans or Democrats? Why were third party options always shot down? Because for a very long time it has been an us vs them mentality. That's how both parties have been getting away with doing what they've been doing.
  • Spy Master kir 2012/12/30 01:07:22
    Spy Master
    I think it's always be them or them..that's politics
    This is different; at least to me...
  • mich52 2012/12/30 00:16:43
  • William Gill~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/29 22:51:32
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    William Gill~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Its far easier to control people when they are so busy fighting each other that they don't notice the real threat is coming from the other direction.
  • Tangerine Sky 2012/12/29 22:35:14
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Tangerine Sky
    +2
    I wouldn't put it past them to do something like that. I don't trust anyone in washington. they all have thier own agenda and we are just pawns in a bigger scheme. What that scheme is, I don't know, but what I do know is it will be good for them and bad for us. This country is headed towards civil war again. Maybe not in my lifetime but it is coming. Unless something drastically changes soon which unless we have more politicians like Ron Paul its not going to happen.
  • Stop Hillary 2016 2012/12/29 22:19:55
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Stop Hillary 2016
  • Mrs. V 2012/12/29 22:17:19
    Politicians are trying to get us to fight with each other.
    Mrs. V
    +1
    NOT all politicians. IT IS THE DIVIDER in CHIEF, Obama. It is the old strategy of Satan, divide and conquer. He has divided the country along lines of gender, race, class, and religion. He has done a marvelous job of it. Just like his father the devil. It is how he got himself elected and reelected. People are unimaginably stupid.
  • kir Mrs. V 2012/12/29 22:24:47
    kir
    Really? So you didn't have a mentality of us vs them before Obama huh? I don't buy it. You've been drawn into the fight with your fellow Americans.
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