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mitchman399 November 9th, 2017 7:03pm

Why do you think there's so much hate between the left and the right?

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Radon Parts Unknown
11/14/17 8:15 pm

The fact that one wants to take the others money may have something to do with it.

chinito Florida
11/12/17 9:38 am

The people that blame everything on the other side. Many examples below ⬇️

And probably above ⬆️

evoecon nearest binary system
11/10/17 8:14 pm

Social Media allows for more propaganda and false narratives to be seen.

Maat wisdom listens
11/10/17 6:21 am

The media and politicians fuel division and fools fall for it. It is the goal of propaganda.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/10/17 1:17 am

It’s the result of an us vs. them mentality perpetuated by the people in power of both parties because such extreme polarization makes it more likely for the vote to go to the party the individual most aligns with, even if it’s just to prevent the other party from winning, rather than any significant agreement with the platform of the party or candidate.

11/10/17 12:58 am

I think it is because somewhere along the line BOTH parties have forgotten that “we the people” are the government and have a responsibility to the common good of the country. Instead the politicians on both sides pander to a small power base (I.e financial donors) so we no longer have people representing the average citizen. Add social media, a few extreme opinions, some stupidity and now the average American is over overlooked. We have lost site of the big picture and argue to much over the stupid crap. Politicians are smart enough to take advantage of that for their own power, and the problem worsens.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/10/17 12:20 am

Nobody listens to each other

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/09/17 10:39 pm

Because we constantly ascribe bad motives to each other. Republicans say that all Democrats are lazy hippies who pander to minorities for votes and hate America and freedom. Democrats say that Republicans are racist sexist bigoted homophobes clinging to their guns and religion and are a bunch of hicks who have no heart.

bartman71 USW
11/09/17 10:54 pm

Pretty accurate. Not a good thing.😒

cato Santa Barbara, California
11/09/17 10:04 pm

There isn't. It's all show for you idiots. The fact is they all agree: steak and lie.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/09/17 9:59 pm

The Left think they are superior to everyone else and cannot stand the thought of losing power. They encourage chaos to convince everyone else that their leadership is needed.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/09/17 10:23 pm

They also encourage dependency on government.

11/10/17 12:52 am

@harry, many feel the right think they are superior.

Both have issues with that. Both parties are power hungry and arrogant.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/10/17 3:31 am

Tech, neither side is perfect, or totally sincere, but one side seems a little more desperate to slander the other. Although a constant source of fascination, I find Politics to be unclean, overall.

11/10/17 9:40 am

You are correct that the right seems way to desperate tsk slander the other side. I can’t think think of a day in the last few weeks, even on this little app, where I have not seen liberalism referred to as a mental illness or my new favorite “don’t like it, then move” and so forth.

Here is the deal, I am a moderate, and independent with views from both sides of the issue. Being caught in the middle has raised my awareness of just how “at fault” and how similar both sides are. Until both sides see that, we will remain in the political stalemate the country is currently in and getting deeper into.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
11/09/17 8:40 pm

A lot of it is because platforms are built on killing the opposition instead of helping us.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
11/09/17 7:42 pm

Because the left has been pushing for insanity and there's no compromise with those who aren't willing to comprise.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
11/09/17 7:42 pm

For fucks sake how do you compromise with someone who won't accept the fact there's only 2 genders and illegal immigrants are breaking the law

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/09/17 10:02 pm

You can't! They are not rational, but are only unthinking ideologues.

suppressedID hope despite the times
11/09/17 7:32 pm

Because compromise is seen as weakness, so no one can even talk anymore.

mistah Happy Happy Joy Joy
11/09/17 5:26 pm

Because people like treating the political parties like their favorite sports team rivalry instead of treating them like the people that run the fucking country

sea California
11/09/17 4:43 pm

Completely opposite world views. Democrats want a benevolent government deciding on what is good and bad and taking care of everyone that is funded by taxes on the rich. Republicans want a less intrusive government. So, Democrats think that Republicans are evil because who wouldn’t want a government run utopia with free stuff and no poor people? And Republicans think Democrats are stupid because they think government is corrupt and inefficient.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/09/17 6:30 pm

Do you align with one of those sides?

sea California
11/09/17 9:35 pm

Yes I’m a Republican obviously

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/10/17 12:28 am

Well then, I would wager you know jack about what liberals and/or democrats want beyond what you have been told by other republicans, or what you have imagined based on the biased misinformation that you feed on.

My point is - don’t assume.

sea California
11/10/17 12:49 am

Actually I probably know more Democrats than Republicans. I’m pretty familiar with what they want. I do live in California you know.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/10/17 1:39 am

Sorry, not buying it. If the people you know actually think that the government will save them, they are either very young or very stupid: The functional equivalent of those on the right who have “opinions” but zero knowledge of any facts on which to base those “opinions”.
Bloody willfully ignorant fools the lot of them.

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
11/09/17 4:13 pm

Because their side is stupid. Duh.

ctskapski x
11/09/17 4:01 pm

Identitarian politics, including division into the left and right.

ctskapski x
11/09/17 4:01 pm

By that I mean what's considered left and right in American politics.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/09/17 3:45 pm

Well, with few exceptions, I would say this comment section illustrates the problem.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/09/17 3:06 pm

That’s what the people in power want. Divide us and make us afraid of each other. Easier for media to make advertising $. Easier for politicians to control us. Tell them all to pound sand.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/09/17 3:54 pm

Agreed. Apparently it’s really easy to divide people though so not sure how it will get better without an external catalyst like war or something

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/10/17 12:54 pm

One of the only sensible answers here. 👍

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/09/17 3:03 pm

Obviously because the Right is made up of poopy heads...

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/09/17 3:00 pm

The young left is raised as getting everything they want, lest they cry, stomp, or sue.
They never ask where things come from.
They are always pissed if at America as of there's done massive conspiracy designed to keep them from living a caviar lifestyle for no work, like an episode of Kardashians.
Whatever they get or happens, they will never be satisfied or happy.
That indicates something about mindset and psychology.

And it's recent. The leftie dem of today is not JFKennedy's voters. I blame LBJ (implementing many programs based on Marxist thought) and the Clintons (they figured out best how to use and profit from the system and make it grow).

jenkp223 Being a mommy
11/09/17 2:56 pm

It’s because they refuse to meet in the middle and try to find some common ground. Both sides are incredibly beholden to their ideology and refuse to budge.

zavfam6 Washington state
11/09/17 2:53 pm

Both sides kinda hype eachother up to hate the other side. Just yesterday I was watching the, "info wars 1 year maga anniversary" thing, forgetting the fact that it was propaganda, it was so incredibly divisive. I'm sure the left has many of those as well. People need to get out and meet people with different views and not just assume they hate them. I can't tell you how many times I've has decent conversations with someone who's views were COMPLETELY different from mine by simply starting the conversation making it clear we're both equal. like saying, "I don't agree at all, but I respect your views", and stuff like that.

11/09/17 2:48 pm

The left and the msm can’t stand being out of power. They go nuts

JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
11/09/17 2:29 pm

Media bias and exaggeration, failure to consider both viewpoints in social issues, and a numbers game that politicians like to play.

Malekithe This does not compute
11/09/17 2:25 pm

Both political parties have to hide the fact that they are both the same and only in it for themselves by inciting hatred for the other side.

11/09/17 2:15 pm

The left has spent many years getting us to where we are.

Obama spent 8 years dividing the country by race, sex, religion, politics, wealth, etc. this is what they wanted.

chinito Florida
11/12/17 9:35 am

I dislike Obama. But I believe that people that blame everything on the other party are the real problem.

11/12/17 9:58 am

Take a look at the last 8 years and tell me that it didn’t happen.

I’m not blaming everything on the other side. But I am blaming what they did on them.

chinito Florida
11/12/17 10:32 am

I agree. But Republicans have also been very divisive. Trump is a lot of things but he is not a uniter.

chinito Florida
11/12/17 10:35 am

Btw, I believe Obama and Trump are not the disease, they are merely a side effect. It's our fault.

11/09/17 2:12 pm

One believes in decency and human rights. The other not so much. I’ll let you figure which ones which 😂

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/09/17 2:31 pm

Is that supposed to have an obvious answer? Because neither democrats nor republicans are especially decent or worried about human rights, unless it fits their agenda.

chinito Florida
11/12/17 9:04 am

Both sides believe they are right. I have no idea which side is the decent one.

SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
11/09/17 1:34 pm

No one’s mentioned all of the people with power and money who feel they profit from that division and actively fan the flames. 🔥💲💲💲💲

mtdewbob Arizona
11/09/17 1:00 pm

Because the separation of ideologies is greater than the Grand Canyon is wide.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/09/17 12:55 pm

Because in order to stay relevant, the two parties have to scare the population into believing that the other side is evil, scary, and will destroy our country.

And hey, it's working.

11/09/17 12:54 pm

Left wants to remove a president from office because they lost an election, right resents them for it.

voc I am...verified
11/09/17 1:08 pm

Actually I think it’s more along the lines of stupid assumptions, like the one you just made.

11/09/17 1:16 pm

Not all the left, but the party has been openly calling for impeachment, dnc chair debate had a candidate saying it's time to impeach Trump a week into his presidency. Look at all the polls on this app alone. It's not a stupid assumption, it's true

ItsYourBoy Roman Empire
11/09/17 12:46 pm

The Media makes conservatives and Trump look like demons and makes the left turn violent

11/09/17 12:45 pm

Rons for the win!

Acow Where is the Source
11/09/17 12:29 pm

Because politics is blurry and there’s never one right answer, except everyone holds fast to the idea that their version of values and ideas is the true and only.

Mariland neon butterfly garden
11/09/17 12:28 pm

A divisive, hatred spewing president. Duh

11/09/17 12:19 pm

Both sides love America. Both sides see America declining. Both sides blame the other for America's decline. Ironically, it is both sides love for their country that feeds their hatred of each other.

sea California
11/09/17 9:34 pm

I don’t know if I agree with that. Only one side likes to kneel during the national anthem and burn flags.

11/10/17 4:41 am

And your side supports a self admitted sexual predator as our president, a verbal sexual abuser on the Supreme Court and now a pedophile candidate for Senator.

sea California
11/10/17 8:40 am

Ok but that has nothing to do with loving America

11/10/17 8:44 am

I genuflect and kneel as a sign of reverence and respect in church. Kneeling has been universally considered a sign of reverence and respect for centuries.

sea California
11/10/17 8:46 am

Oh come on. That’s pretty disingenuous.

popapop2 Ohio
11/09/17 12:18 pm

A main part is that many people have this mentality that if you disagree with them then your evil.

GlockMan1 Alabama
11/09/17 12:05 pm

It’s because conservatives make decisions based on “logic” while liberals make decisions based on “emotion”.

11/09/17 12:47 pm

That’s pretty much reflective of why everyone can’t get along.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/10/17 12:24 am

A young earth isn’t logic.

zimmy Florida
11/09/17 12:05 pm

Hate radio, and we all watch separate propaganda news and look at separate propaganda web sites!

mitchman399 Oregon
11/09/17 12:10 pm

I think that's a good point. It's hard to keep an open view about the other side of you are constantly only hearing one side of the story.

zimmy Florida
11/09/17 12:10 pm

Exactly! 👍

lostriver Oregon
11/10/17 7:06 am

Your right with that one. The radio and some tv news is vicious, and full of hate. It seemed to be very toxic when Obama was elected. The racist people came out of the woodwork. And it seemed that Obama couldn’t do anything right by the republicans. I have close friends and family members on both side, and when the subject of politics comes up. I make sure that we talk respectfully to one another, and if they can’t then the conversation is over.
Also other countries have been stirring the pot and were all affected by their propaganda.
Both parties want to do whats best for America. And need to get back working together. Together we rise, and divided we will fall.