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In the aftermath of politics without democracy

Original post made by hal, another community, on Nov 4, 2010

Dear Dolores,

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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Nov 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Election is over, and it is time for us to put aside our partisan politics and support all our elected leaders, and try to compromise to put America first. Constant, nasty comments from people like Hal or Chet that constanly blast all Republicans and Tea Party members simply adds to the partisan gridlock that is allowing countries like China and Korea to gain in economic and political strength over us. Yes, Chet and Hal, Republicans and Tea Party candidates did not do very well in CA, but they gained nationally in the senate, and drastically in the house, and I think you would be surprised to learn that many of them are decent, hard working, people who just like you want a better America for their children and grand children, but just disagree on how to get there. Your ramblings that there is zero substance to them and essentially labeling them hate mongers is divisive, ill conceived, and a sterotype that hurts all Americans. Do you honestly believe there is not one single issue that we all can agree on, that there is absolutely zero substance in anything someone from a different political party believes in? We are only going to turn our country around if everyone moves to the center, and compromises, and that includes Republicans, Democrats, and Tea Party members. How about taking down your McNerney signs, and putting up an American flag, and show us that we are not that different than you, in simply wanting what is best for our great country.

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Posted by hal
a resident of another community
on Nov 5, 2010 at 8:26 am

Dear Dolores,

I received the following comment from a senior research editor, subscriber news service(s):

"I read American's response to your provocative posting and questioned whether he/she had been paying attention to the campaigns or to politics of the last twelve years. To assume that any political party is going to provide leadership on behalf of the American people's will and interests is beyond naive. Such emotional response often illustrates how silly we become in our political wishful thinking."

How do your readers feel about that point of view?