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  •  That's just it. It's NOT a closely divided (1+ / 0-)
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    country. The GOP works to divide us for their own political gain.

    If you poll people on issues, their overwhelmingly (the public option was favored by 85%) in the Democrat's favor. But Republicans work overtime to sow confusion, fear and hate. They con people into voting for a single issue (like guns or "no Muslims") that have virtually no impact on their daily lives.

    That's how they create a contest close enough to win. And it works every damn time. The same year we elected Obama president, we also elected the likes of Saxby Chambliss, James Inhofe and Larry Craig.

    •  But elections aren't just about issues. (1+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV

      You're right that the country is not closely divided on the issues.  But on the parties it is closely divided, both in terms of registration and in terms of the popularity of the two parties: large majorities of the public dislike them both.

      And it should be said that while the public overwhelmingly favored the public option, not only did the Democrats fail to get it done, but apparently the White House also traded it away behind close doors before negotiations even began in Congress.

      Indeed, the stories of the failures of the public option and of the attempt to extend middle class tax cuts while eliminating those for the ultra rich (also favored by a large majority; also not pressed by either major party) are two great examples of why the largest growing proportion of the electorate are registered independents.

      "I trust that you will continue to let me and other Democrats know when you believe we are screwing up." - Barack Obama

      by GreenSooner on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 11:32:54 AM PST

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