People from the other side of the political spectrum from me are...

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People from the other side of the political spectrum from me are...

  1. ...different

    44.4%
  2. ...wrong

    22.2%
  3. ...mentally ill

    33.3%
  1. xotoxi
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    Pick the one choice that BEST reflects your opinion and discuss.
     
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    I think political tribalism is killing the USA, I really do.

    The sort creative coalitions seen in the UK or Australia is almost impossible in the US.

    You people are forgetting how to talk to each other.
     
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    What a boring world it would be if we all shared the same perspectives.
     
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    Coalitions are rare in the UK. This is the first time, I think, since WWII that Britain has had a coalition government. It appears to be working reasonably well.... but perception vs reality is deceiving. We shall see if it holds for the 5 years that they have promised. Unusually, this UK government has already set the date for the next general election - 5 years to the day from when they took office. My understanding is that this is not their usual process. Ordinary, the Government calls an election when it decides to - with a 5 year limit.
     
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    No one answer fits. Some of those who disagree with me are just sick. Many are merely misguided ("wrong.") All of them, by definition, are "different."

    If the point of this exercise is to get folks to recognize that they too can be mistaken, wrong or at least not in sole possession of "the" truth when it comes to political philosophy, etc., then it's a fair thread. For one thing we all should realize: our opposing side members tend to view US as the ones who are crazy, wrong and different.
     
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    But the world would be a better place if we weren't so concrete and absolute in our ideals.
     
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    United we stand divided we fall.
    Not hit bottom yet....
     
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    The point of this exercise is to separate the wingnuts from the rational people.
     
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    It is not our ideals, but the actions we take because of those ideals.

    I am an atheist, I am not uncaring enough about others feelings to go picket churches and such though.
     
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    Based on whether they choose the first option, by any chance?
     

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