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  •  So what's the answer? (2+ / 0-)
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    cai, Dillonfence

    I kind of agree that you've described the problem (and not everyone who thinks this way, by the way, is a Republican or on the Right), but what's the answer? How do you make people feel a human connection to their fellow Americans?

    I support torturous regimes! Also, I kick puppies.

    by eataTREE on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 12:18:39 PM PST

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    •  Start a war? (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm being sort of sarcastic. Teaching empathy is difficult and we're an incredibly diverse nation that also tends to be tribal. From a leadership perspective, however, we seem to reach national consensus and see a breakdown in tribalism when we're striving towards common goals - going to the moon, defeating the Nazis, etc. I think Obama would do well to articulate some popular and achievable goals for us as a nation beyond enigmatic platitudes.

      That's the tricky part. Heh.

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