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originally posted by: Arizonaguy
The answer is we can't. There was a time when both sides wanted the same outcome, they just disagreed upon how to go about getting that outcome. Now it seems like we are a nation divided by what outcome we desire. If we don't have common goals then civil discourse doesn't really matter.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Thanatos0042
You are no longer a thing to be persuaded, but rather eliminated.
I maintain that the biggest error the left has made was to literally villainize the entire conservative base. It's beyond stupid, and the full consequences will likely reverberate for the next 20 years or beyond.
Moreover, we have never had in my lifetime an election cycle where that was true. 2020 will be a nightmare regardless of the outcome. Mark my words.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
There was a time when we could talk, have conversations, debate ideas......
But that time has gone..... There are two polarized sides now.....
Those who want socialism and those who will not tolerate it........ The middle is drown out on both sides
Sure there are those in the middle still, who want to figure this out, but it's clear they don't matter.... The media tells you so.....
You WILL believe a certain way or your voice doesn't count, or you're shut down.... Or your a racist or bigot...
They have cultivated this, raised it, watered and fed it for decades..... and soon they will be eaten by it
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ketsuko
I agree there change for the sake of it is pointless, still the only way to find solutions is through dialogue.
You have bought into it hook line and sinker,
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: ketsuko
The fact you lost weight is still “conservative “ because you are returning to a bygone era of perceived greatness (when you used to be in shape).
That is why “Make America great AGAIN” is rightwing.. your specifically telling the sheeple, “Don’t be afraid.. I’m not offering anytthing new.”
If I did not say so in my post , I meant to add the disclaimer that “that doesn’t mean every idea the left has is good..but that does mean EVERY good idea comes out of the left..
Which BY DEFINITION, means conservatives are wrong about EVERYTHING they want to keep the same, because we all agree nothing is perfect..
Ask any white conservative, including one who supports Trump, the following three questions:
1) Do you have more in common with, and are you personally more comfortable in the company of, a white leftist or a black conservative?
2) Would you rather have nine white leftists or nine black conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court?
3) Would you rather your child marry a black Christian conservative or a white non-Christian liberal?