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AussieGirl June 9th, 2014 2:36pm

I've been thinking about how far apart the Democrats and Republicans seem to be on every issue these days. Is there anything you can think of they might agree on that could bring the two sides closer together so we might have a functioning Congress?

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jackietheman Just Stop...
06/11/14 4:03 pm

We'd have to be invaded. Then congress would get united.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 9:22 am

They already do agree on deficit spending. It's good, apparently. They only disagree on what to spend the money they don't have on.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
06/11/14 3:31 am

I prefer a non functioning congress. Keeps them out of the way of getting things done. Ha ha.

MichaelAZuniga Jackson, GA
06/09/14 9:04 pm

I think that if there were such an issue, the republicans would try and foster an agreement, then quickly change their position and blame the lack of bipartisanship on the democrats.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/09/14 9:24 am

Blame the Hastert rule, and the fact that the Repubs want to deny the Dems anything that even slightly resembles a "victory". I blame gerrymandering for making the congress non representative of the populace.

fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 12:17 pm

Ditto all this. Obama acts like a kind of magnetic repulsion to the Republicans. If he moves on an issue, they automatically move to the opposite side.

AussieGirl Oz the Land of Wonder
06/09/14 8:16 am

Is there no common ground at all? It just seems so depressingly hopeless right now!

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/09/14 8:14 am

AUSSI - their opposite sides of the same coin: strict following of the Bill OR: dems=1A, reps=2A; science disbelief: dems=vaccinations; reps=climate change;

Too polar to meet in middle IMHO.

fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 12:19 pm

To be reasonable, I think it's still a small minority of democrats who are anti-vaxxors compared to the number of climate-change deniers on the right.

06/09/14 8:00 am

I think we all agree something needs to change, we all just disagree on the best way to go about implementing that change.

06/09/14 8:00 am

Well... We also can't agree on exactly what to change so...

06/09/14 8:01 am

Are we fucked? I think we're fucked.