Was America more divided under Bush...or Obama?

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    I truly don't know how much more bitter our citizens can become towards each other than we are now. I know it can get much worse. Hell, in 1861-65 we had a Civil War where we literally killed countless of our people. So it can get much worse and has. But in today's era of massive government and globalization, I doubt Civil War would happen again, just not possible.

    That said, how in the hell did we get this way? Obama has polarized this nation even more than under Bush. Thats impressive. He was supposed to be a man who united us. Oh well, so much for that.

    Diversity in thought is a great thing, but it also shows we'll never agree. Our country is so diverse that some group is always gonna be the victim. Many groups, you know who you are.....are addicted to victimhood. They thirst for being offended.

    So, we'll probably be bitter to each other for a few more decades, and play the victimhood game to gain political power back and forth until one day the nation just collapses.

    China and Russia are laughing their asses off at us.
     
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    Its more divided now than ever. But are we even trying to unite?
     
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    yeah blame Obama because Republoicans hate blacks.
     
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    You seem to have a obsession with the idea that this country is going to collapse. Just a little over a year ago, you were calling for the CIA to make President Obama resign because otherwise this country was going to collapse.
     
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    "The Great Uniter"


    :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Well....have you even attempted to listen to anyone who is making predictions for the future? And I don't just mean political idealogues, I mean various sources.

    For example, and I'll try to find the link, a group of scientists mentioned that if the entire world consumed at the level of the United States, the planet could only sustain 2 billion people.

    Or that Social Security is either gonna have to be slashed, or go bankrupt.

    Or that the economy is looking more and more like it's not recovering from a recession, but rather just a small increase before a possible massive drop again?

    Of course, we could fix all this mess. You're right. We could definitely avoid most hard times in the future with the proper fixes. But that means we'd have to get along, make the hard choices financially, and put reality in front of emotional pet projects and entitlements. We just might...MIGHT...have to offend some people. We just might have to piss some people off. We might have to tell some people "no more". That the free ride is over.

    Does that sound like the current "us"?

    Or are we instead the type of people that put a problem off until it's almost too late and deal with the consequences then. Hell, just look how disgusting and fat most people have gotten. Then we bitch about wanting healthcare to fix the problems our fat asses caused by overeating and poor nutrition.

    Yeah, you're right. Lets just sing koombaya and say all is well.
     
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    The whole wedge issue thing is as old as the hills but it went into overdrive with Reagan and his whole Panama Canal idiocy. Once Lee Atwater got a hold of that shit..it got cool to be a batshit crazy radical.
     
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    Here is one of them: The Financial Crisis of 2015 .: Economic Crisis in US

    But lefties are right. Ignore Greece. It won't happen to us. We can just print more money. After all, we can't dare make people go hungry or so no to entitlements. We'll.....somehow figure something out. ANYTHING except spending less, right? So what if milk gets to $6-7 a gallon. Or a loaf of bread is $8. We'll be ok!
     
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    You're right. Now....it's even ok for the president to have befriended a terrorist who bombed cops and the Pentagon. Or to be mentored by a preacher who spews racism and hatred for his country every Sunday...well, maybe just the Sunday's Barack wasn't there. Heck, it's even cool to be a communist!!! Barack will make you Green Jobs Czar!!!
     
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    Except the guy you wanted the CIA to take out has recently put Social Security reform and Medicare reform on the table. Sooner rather than later, both programs will undergo changes. Just like Welfare did in the 90's.
     

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