Will an Obama Presidency be just as divisive between the right & left?

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    You know, no matter who wins this election--it's time to heal the differences between the right & the left--if we are going to advance to a better economy, energy independance, health care, etc. So this time, I would really like to see a President who chooses some on the opposite side of the isle to be in their cabinet. Let's face it--there are many democrats who have great ideas, & there are many republicans who have great ideas.

    Many of these great ideas are blocked, simply because the person with the idea either has a D or R behind their name. One thing I have realised in all my years--is that democrats & republicans want to achieve the same goals in our country. 99% of the time we agree on goals for the economy, energy independance, enviroment, education, health care, taxes, etc. Our arguments typically centers on how to reach that goal.

    Now if the President would do that--I would consider that REAL CHANGE from past partisan--one sided--politics that have split this country in two.

    Now a question for all of you? Which candidate is more apt to do that? Whom is more willing to incorporate democrats & republicans within their cabinet & on appointed departments--(based on qualifications & not party?)
     
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    I think Obama would be better to do that. I'm not just saying that because I agree with him more than I agree with McCain, though. And had it just been McCain, I might have gone with him. (well, at least McCain 2K) The problem is that Palin's even more divisive than Bush/Cheney. She's unacceptable to a good chunk of the country and is even dividing your republican party. And the way McCain's run his campaign of late, I'm not even sure that it would be easy for HIM to act in a bi-partisan fashion anymore.
     
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    Ya the right is gonna forget all Obama's socialist ideas, his attempts to destroy what business we have left, his new entitlement programs and the new taxes he will create to pay for them. His dismantling of the Military, his selling out to other nations, despots and terrorists. All will be peaches and cream with Obama in the White House.

    Ohh did I mention those of us on the right will forget the last 8 years of the left calling us ignorant monkeys and sheep?
     
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    When the Civil War comes who wants to bet Sealy hides under his momma's bed?
     
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    No. You don't become the most Liberal Senator by being bipartisan. McCain is obviously the better choice in this matter because he has a history of crossing the aisle. However, my hope is that the liberals in Congress will get voted out in 2010 and then Obama will have to cooperate with Conservatives. Obama is a great speaker, but he needs direction. A conservative Congress can provide that for him.
     
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    Thank god i'm too old and my nephews are too young.

    But I got survival skills and weapons and friends with resources. No doubt we'll make a very strong militia. You guys got shotguns and 6 shooters.

    ps. You talk about socialism but how free was the 8 yrs of free trade? $10 billion a month in war spending and $700 billion bailout. All taxpayer, treasury spending. They raped us and you defended them every step of the way. You and mccain.

    Your run is over son. We tried it your way.
     
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    Do you think McCain showed bi-partisanship with his choice of a radical religious right VP?
     
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    I hope so too. My guess today, Obama wins, less than a landslide. Senate is filibusterer proof. House Democratic. After 2 years, the electorate decides to go the long haul. 2 years later, Congress flips at least one house. That is it. Between what has passed during those years, including Fairness Doctrine, any opposition will not be heard. It's over, without a real confrontation.
     
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    Sarge! Good to see you here again! I had no idea you studied socialism. Tell me. Which of Obama's ideas are in line with collective ownership of corporations and setting a social unit price of American products and completely doing away with supply and demand?

    I look forward to your response. This may alter my vote!

    Again! Another new revelation! Which businesses has Obama stated he wishes to destory? Do you have a list? Any reasons?

    Please elaborate on this too, Sarge. I need to know what Obama's new entitlement programs are.

    New taxes? Obama is creating taxes that we've never had before? Are you serious? Show me the new tax brackets Obama is creating that we've never had before.
     
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    No, but he did show bi-partisanship by voting against the Bush tax cuts because they benefitted the wealthy. Oops.
     

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