Question of the day

 Posted by at 20:38  Politics, Republicans
Aug 222010
 

Why are Republicans so divisive? It seems that rather than looking for things that will unite us and help us work together to build a nation of which we can be proud and in which we can all enjoy living, they are constantly on the lookout for things that will divide us. They seem to thrive on contention and ill feelings. I guess that’s just their nature, the way they are.

Seriously. Watch them on the television. Listen to them on the radio. Read what they write in the newspapers and the magazines and what they post on the internet. They are the kids who never learned how to get along with others. It’s kind of sad really. You want to help them but you know you can’t.
 

  13 Responses to “Question of the day”

  1. Hmm..sounds like liberals also. See, what you don’t get is that we don’t want your progessive form of huge, intrusive, overbearing government that creates a nanny state. It’s only divisive to you because we don’t agree with you. It is not divisive for those of us to oppose government mandated health care, government mandated recycling, government mandated wealth redistributions, etc. etc. etc. The founding fathers did not intend for government to take care of the people. What you are seeing is a resurgence of Americans who have actually decided to educate themselves by reading the constitution and writings of the founders and learning what this country and our government was intended to be. Cradle to grave entitlements was not part of that vision.

    What you call divisive – we call saving our republic.

    Did ya miss me? πŸ˜‰

  2. I would say the answer is pretty easy to see: they are no longer in power, and will do anything to regain the lever. The leaders on the right understand that the easiest way to get their constituents fired up for an election is to scare the dickens out of them.

    Whether it’s by claiming they are losing their country to Muslims or immigrants or blacks (just pick one), or by saying their country has been stolen from them. That’s why you always hear the nonsense that “we want our country back”…from what exactly? They have no answer…it just means they want the power back, and will do whatever it takes to get it.

  3. The Republicans are divisive because they are protecting the wealthy. That is their goal. Both the Democrats and the Republicans have done so, but the Republicans are even more passionate about it. The Tea Party is about protecting the rich, lowering their taxes and about doing away with middle class and poor programs. This will increase the current 10 percent of the people controlling 93 percent of the assets to an even higher percentage.

  4. @ Gary Anderson:
    What you say is very true. Have you read Paul Krugman’s column today? He talks about the Republican fight to preserve the Bush tax cuts for the very rich: “Now That’s Rich.”

  5. No Bobo, you won’t save the Republic. I take a middle ground between Krugman and Summers, who just want to rekindle the bubble credit spending of the past. It isn’t going to happen and I think we all know that. But I take a middle ground between that and your Tea Party IMF-like massive budget cuts, which will further decimate everyone but Wall Street. We have to claw back money from Wall Street. Too much money has gravitated from the middle class in the ponzi housing scam to Wall Street. The top 10 percent control 93 percent of the wealth.

    So, I am for a slow deflation Bobo, just not a massive one all at once. You are like a sledgehammer in a china shop. Oh, but thanks for stopping by my blog over at bravejournal.

  6. @ The BoBo:

    What you are seeing is a resurgence of Americans who have actually decided to educate themselves by reading the constitution and writings of the founders and learning what this country and our government was intended to be.

    You have no idea how badly I wish that were true. If this “resurgence of Americans” (as you call them) were actually doing what you say they are doing, the Republican party would find itself going out of existence.

    What you call divisive – we call saving our republic.

    Nope. Not what you’re doing. Though you refuse to see it, what you are doing is actually destroying the foundations upon which this country was built.

    Did ya miss me?

    Did you go someplace?

  7. @ Gary Anderson:
    I am totally agreed with you. This is a normal scenario that whenever the people in Govt start protecting their wealth, the Govt become devisive. No matter the people in such category are Democrats or Republic.

  8. @ Len:
    Hi Len, I did read the article. That tax cut for the richest is not funded. What hypocrites! However, the Democrats and Krugman are a big blind as well. I tried to find a middle ground here today: Republicans and Democrats Are Both Wrong About Economic Fixes

    While it is a bit brief, what do you think?

  9. Being a progressive who sees all things through the lens of money and power, I think that the reason is obvious. If the rich, wealthy, and powerful can keep most of us fighting over crumbs, we won’t notice that a small number of people have the entire cake to themselves. “Immigrants are taking your jobs” they say as they outsource the formerly good paying jobs over seas. “Gay marriage is ruining their country” as more and more couples have to both work full time to make ends meet. “Single mothers on welfare are sucking the system dry” they say as they take away our social security benefits.

    Dividing us is just the distraction so we don’t notice the real problems.

  10. He will be a single termer. Make no bones about it. Everything associated with this administration is hell bent on wrestling freedom away from the individual.

    I don’t see myself as one needed to be told what to eat, wear, drink, and so on. This kind of control is for people with no kind of self-control. I don’t see where this administration has done anything positive.

    Please fill me in on what you have seen positive happening around the country?

  11. Tidbits, you need to understand that lack of regulation allowed the ponzi housing scheme. You should study my blog and if the author of this blog permits, my hubpage. The issue is this: the banksters caussed the fraud, and the borrowers, though maybe with some fault, are essentially the victims of a very sophisticated scam.

    Therefore, both parties are at fault since the vote to repeal Glass Steagall was 90 to 8. However, the Republicans, at least the neocons, want endless war. I don’t think the American people want that.

    And the negative happened under Bush primarily. We could fall back into recession, but the debt is a result of a ponzi housing scam that attacked mainstreet. Both parties are at fault, but the neocons want endless war.

  12. @ 113Tidbits:

    I don’t see myself as one needed to be told what to eat, wear, drink, and so on.

    In all the years I have known you, I’ve never seen you in that way either. Why are you now trying to change my mind?

    Though I have my doubts, you may find this article of interest: Estimates Say Fewer Jobs, Larger Deficits if Republicans Were in Charge.

    Oh, and P.S. — Thanks for dropping my and so perfectly proving the point of my post. πŸ™‚

  13. Please fill me in on what you have seen positive happening around the country?

    Personal savings rates across the country is at rates not seen since the early 90s. While not necessarily a good thing in the short term, that’s great news for the medium to longer-term outlook. Compare that to the negative saving rates seen twice between 2001 and 2008.

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