Partisan divide still wide

Partisan divide still wide

There are 55 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jan 4, 2010, titled Partisan divide still wide. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

It was the eve of last year's New Hampshire primary, and Democrat Barack Obama promised a sharp departure from the past if he won the presidency.

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PC on the TEE

Leesburg, IN

#1 Jan 4, 2010
We have never had a Communist in charge of the White House, before, with traitors in the Congress. These people do not have America's best interests in mind when they are writing laws. Why is there such partisanship? Because we are looking at Cuba and Venezuela and seeing our future. We will sacrifice our lives before we will let this happen to the USA. Now is the time for all patriots to resist these tyrants!
ASD

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 4, 2010
I thought the whackos don't generally come out from the woodwork until election time?? This communist, traitor, tyrant talk puts you folks at the education level of those cubas and venezuelans. Go read a history book.
GWK

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 4, 2010
The previous post illustrates the problem perfectly: the majority of voters are simply idiots, and both parties act accordingly. Republicans have learned they can get away with just lying, and enough folks will be fooled to keep them in office. And Democrats do not have enough faith in the voter to speak the truth, either.
On the topic of health care reform, the truth is very simply: the entire civilized world has adopted single payer.
brat

Bellefontaine, OH

#4 Jan 4, 2010
if they're in office, vote them out. if those running currently hold or have held a political office, don't vote for them. if the candidates are part of the legal or financial communities, don't vote for them. the person with your best interests at heart is the woman next door who works full time, raises the kids, keeps the house, balances the budget.
the intent was the country would be run by everyday people from all walks of life. instead it has turned into an industry looking to line their pockets at our expense.
so, out with the current regime, the lobbyists, special interests. we need to wake up and change before we're the third world.
The Red Raider

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 4, 2010
The partisan divide in this country is all the fault of Republicans. They routinely run negative campaigns, regardless of who the Democrat is, regardless of what the issue is, and even after they failed miserably when they were in power. It's as if they believe they have the right to rule no matter what and do not respect the rights of others.

We don't need less partisanship, because Republicans will never give it up. If anything, we need more with Democrats fighting back.

Republicans are nothing but a bunch of lying crooked scum.
really

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 4, 2010
Surprise, surprise. More empty promises by an amateur socialist. Buying up banks, buying up car companies, setting executive pay, a costly infrastructure initiative, trying to silence his critics in the media and congress.
Well, two good thngs will happen this year: Dems will lose big in the mid-terms and American newspapers, Barry and the Dems biggest apologists, will continue their slide into oblivion.
Only then can honest discussions about American politics begin.
The Red Raider

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 4, 2010
GWK wrote:
The previous post illustrates the problem perfectly: the majority of voters are simply idiots, and both parties act accordingly. Republicans have learned they can get away with just lying, and enough folks will be fooled to keep them in office. And Democrats do not have enough faith in the voter to speak the truth, either.
On the topic of health care reform, the truth is very simply: the entire civilized world has adopted single payer.
Republicans have clearly relied on white trash to win elections, plying them with a constant political diet of God, Guns and Gays to distract their ignorant minds from the fact that they have been used and abused by economic policies which benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class. It's simply pathetic. On the other hand, Democrats have been stupid for allowing Republicans to get away with this by supporting liberal positions which put them at odds with not only the white trash, but even solid middle class citizens. But you're right, it's pathetic all the way around.
The Red Raider

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 4, 2010
PC on the TEE wrote:
We have never had a Communist in charge of the White House, before, with traitors in the Congress. These people do not have America's best interests in mind when they are writing laws. Why is there such partisanship? Because we are looking at Cuba and Venezuela and seeing our future. We will sacrifice our lives before we will let this happen to the USA. Now is the time for all patriots to resist these tyrants!
This is a ludicrous post. Bush and the Republican Congress did more harm to this country than Democrats ever did and are thus traitors.
Copyleft

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Jan 4, 2010
We have this partisanship because too much of the country is tuning into special-focus media (read: only opinions they already agree with) and thinking they're "informed."

There is a general disdain for facts and objective reporting... to the extent that many people confidently assert that there's no such THING as objective reporting in the first place!(Really, the postmodernists in the English department should be patting themselves on the back... they even won over the conservatives!)

There is a huge media/entertainment industry devoted to reinforcing stereotypes, sensationalizing and celebrating controversy for its own sake, and drowning any mention of actual issues or reasoned debate.

And too many morons are throwing around terms like "communist" and "traitor" without even knowing what they mean, let alone providing any supporting evidence for their claims. They just HATE, and that's enough for them.

It's sad; democracy only works with a well informed citizenry, but ignorant mobs are easy to exploit... and which one is easier to make money off of?
Pedro

West Portsmouth, OH

#10 Jan 4, 2010
The Red Raider wrote:
The partisan divide in this country is all the fault of Republicans. They routinely run negative campaigns, regardless of who the Democrat is, regardless of what the issue is, and even after they failed miserably when they were in power. It's as if they believe they have the right to rule no matter what and do not respect the rights of others.
We don't need less partisanship, because Republicans will never give it up. If anything, we need more with Democrats fighting back.
Republicans are nothing but a bunch of lying crooked scum.
Red your getting very boring again! I told you that Pelosi has a house for sale right next door to her in San Fransisco. Oh I forgot, you don't work and you want the Gov't to feed you, clothe you, pay your bills and give you free health care while you sit on your arse. Maybe if you got out of your trailor once in awhile and actually worked and paid some taxes you would feel differently.
Oh I forgot...the stimulus job bill isn't working in London, well Red maybe you can get a Green job! Oh wait that won't due either because there are no green jobs. Well Red maybe that hopey and changy thing will improve your life to where you might be able to take the little lady out to White Castles or Micky D's for a happy meal once a month.

BTW, The Liberals started the negative partisanship when Bush beat Gore and the LIES haven't stopped since from the left. The Libs couldn't handle that their man got beat! All you have to do is get informed from a news scource that isn't proaganda for the Libs.
Just wait Red..this November the people will have their way at the polls. When Mary Jo and Sherrod and the like get thrown out with the trash. Then in 2012 BYE BYE BARRY!
TeeEmUp

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 4, 2010
Eliminate party politics and give Washington back to the people! There are three ways to improve Washington:
1. Limit all elected posts to one 6-year term with a 2-year probationary period,
2. Set elected official's pay to coincide with the average American's salary,
3. Eliminate direct contributions to political candidates/officials and/or political parties.
Pedro

West Portsmouth, OH

#12 Jan 4, 2010
The Red Raider wrote:
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This is a ludicrous post. Bush and the Republican Congress did more harm to this country than Democrats ever did and are thus traitors.
Red, clearly you should really get out of your trailor and go looking for a job. I hear that Taco Bell is hiring on West Broad St.
Angry Young American

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 4, 2010
Get a clue, people- Both sides of the Power Monopoly Party (also known as Republicans and Democrats) have a vested interested in demonizing the other side to keep getting votes and campaign contributions. It's as if the same company owned the Bengals and the Steelers.
rpt44904

Norwalk, OH

#14 Jan 4, 2010
Pedro wrote:
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Red, clearly you should really get out of your trailor and go looking for a job. I hear that Taco Bell is hiring on West Broad St.
Dude, you need to learn how to spell before taking any more pop shots at Red. Trailor? Is the Taco Bell job opening because you just got fired from that position?

Red, you are dead on about the previous eight years being run by two of the biggest political crooks ever seen in American politics. The Democrats need to forget any partisan attempts and get nasty and cram it down the other side's mouth...or up their...which ever you prefer. A year has already been wasted and the BS, lying and stone walls continues to be out of control. Time is a wastin'.
DeeKay

United States

#15 Jan 4, 2010
What we have are a bunch egos working their own agenda. These people don't give a rat's a$$ about the taxpayers footing the bill for everything they pass. Our government and the people who work for it are a joke at our expense!
Darren

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 4, 2010
@Red Raider:

Seriously, you need to go back and look at history. There is not ONE thing that happened in the past administration that actually harmed a single American. And please don't bore us with the whole Iraq war lying/dying bull. Those that repeat that tired line simply do NOT understand the historical context of the action and further, clearly do NOT understand how successful the action initially was.

And I see, the repubs rely upon "white trash" as you put it? In that case, would like to identify the group (s) that often vote strictly for the Dems?

@rpt44904:

You have gotten your wish. The Democrats so far have run the MOST corrupt government in 50 years and that's saying something. To vote on the Healthcare debacle at 1 in the morning after a weekend is the latest mess. And then to have a final vote on Christmas eve, well, that's just downright demeaning to EVERYONE in this country. To slide legislation through in the middle of the night or on what would be considered by most to be a holiday is the very description of a shadey government.

Can't begin to tell you how many promises that have already been broken and to have Obama on vacation in Hawaii no less, during a fairly significant terriost incident, and then "phone in" a response is disgusting. I can't even imagine the uproar if this had happened when Bush was in office.

And "Time is a wastin'"? What are you smoking? Can't be legal. The idiots in Congress, lead by the most communistic leaning President ever, have done more harm to the long term success of this country in 11 months then ever. My taxes have gone up (and no I don't make anywhere near 250k), my business is down, and the abject fear in the economy is palpable. Worse, the way in which the government is running is having a direct impact upon how business is conducted. I've NEVER seen that in my 20 years of professional career.
Bob

Dayton, OH

#17 Jan 4, 2010
The Nazis loved Neville Chamberlain, too. After all, he brought peace in our time. The Nazis hated Churchill, for he was a war monger. There was once a time many decades ago when Democrats had gonads, but now they are just eunuchs pretending to be men.
Vlad

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 4, 2010
A polititian's job is to get re-elected. The minute they take office they are thinking to the next campaign and will do whatever it takes to win that election. They are all self serving as a result.
CSD

Nashport, OH

#19 Jan 4, 2010
It's always been like this. Just another liberial loonie kooky attempt to badmouth the GOP. They were like this (and worse) for Bush, Bush Sr., Reagan, Ford, Nixon, etc. The system only works when there are checks and balances...that's why we have two sides. Barry can't change that but he's making Jimmy Carter look good.
bob

United States

#20 Jan 4, 2010
The only reason the GOP is fighting so hard is that they are scared that they might lose the few seats they have left... and with good reason. They have opposed everything that the majority of Americans wanted just in order to appeal to a very vocal but extremely conservative minority... extreme conservatism may look good on Fox news, but as Obama illustrated against McPalin, extreme conservatism does not win elections in America.

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