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    Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis says bitter politics threaten US

    Mattis in on point with this!



    Without citing Trump by name, Mattis suggested the administration and its strongest critics are engaged in destructive politics. He said he worries more about internal divisions in American society than about external threats.

    "We are dividing into hostile tribes cheering against each other, fueled by emotion and a mutual disdain that jeopardizes our future, instead of rediscovering our common ground and finding solutions," he said.

    "All Americans need to recognize that our democracy is an experiment — and one that can be reversed," he wrote, adding, "Tribalism must not be allowed to destroy our experiment."
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    #2
    Originally posted by Fishtank View Post
    Mattis in on point with this!



    Without citing Trump by name, Mattis suggested the administration and its strongest critics are engaged in destructive politics. He said he worries more about internal divisions in American society than about external threats.

    "We are dividing into hostile tribes cheering against each other, fueled by emotion and a mutual disdain that jeopardizes our future, instead of rediscovering our common ground and finding solutions," he said.

    "All Americans need to recognize that our democracy is an experiment — and one that can be reversed," he wrote, adding, "Tribalism must not be allowed to destroy our experiment."
    More Fake News ... Mattis was not blaming President Trump. It's the left that dividing this nation and it's the left that is trying to destroy our great nation.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Don9 View Post

      More Fake News ... Mattis was not blaming President Trump. It's the left that dividing this nation and it's the left that is trying to destroy our great nation.
      If you read the article you'll see that Mattis is saying both sides are to blame. Of course you would say everything is the left's fault.

      By the way, what is fake about this article?
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      • oakplank
        oakplank commented
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        What’s fake about the article?
        Simple, don9 doesn’t like it which makes it “fake”.

      #4
      Originally posted by Fishtank View Post

      If you read the article you'll see that Mattis is saying both sides are to blame. Of course you would say everything is the left's fault.

      By the way, what is fake about this article?
      The division and turmoil in our nation is being driven by the left. This is fact. The left will not accept that fact that Donald Trump is the duly elected President of the United States by the people and they work 24/7 to undermine our President, his administration, our nation and our society. The left is working to destroy our nation and our way of life and if they regain power they will succeed.
      It's all a dream
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        #5
        Originally posted by Don9 View Post

        The division and turmoil in our nation is being driven by the left. This is fact. The left will not accept that fact that Donald Trump is the duly elected President of the United States by the people and they work 24/7 to undermine our President, his administration, our nation and our society. The left is working to destroy our nation and our way of life and if they regain power they will succeed.
        Your response is a perfect example of the division and tribalism. You are solidly in Trump's camp and the left is 100% your enemy. You've stated things like you want leaders of the left including Obama and Hillary to be executed. Although you are an extremist, most people are similarly solidly devoted to their political allegiances and are unwilling to let go of politics in favor of facts and reason.
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          #6
          This is not a Trump issue.

          This is a far right and a far left issue.

          Look at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh
          Look at what happened to Merrick Garland


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          • iceclimber
            iceclimber commented
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            Of course it is a Trump issue. He is supposed to act the part and represent everyone, not be a trash talking idiot. The amount of sheer hatred spewing from him is astounding and you know it. He will ensure the Republican party will be banished for 25 years. No one wants to go through this nonsense ever again.

          #7
          Originally posted by ksanders View Post
          This is not a Trump issue.

          This is a far right and a far left issue.

          Look at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh
          Look at what happened to Merrick Garland
          I agree it's not just a Trump issue, but it's also not a far right/left issue. For the most part we are all divided with no middle ground. That's what Mattis is saying and I agree.
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            #8
            Originally posted by Fishtank View Post

            I agree it's not just a Trump issue, but it's also not a far right/left issue. For the most part we are all divided with no middle ground. That's what Mattis is saying and I agree.
            Thats what I was trying to articulate. My thought is that the further from center you are, the less inclined you are to compromise, since any compromise is so far out of your realm of acceptible.

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            • Fishtank
              Fishtank commented
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              100% agree

            #9
            Originally posted by Fishtank View Post

            Your response is a perfect example of the division and tribalism. You are solidly in Trump's camp and the left is 100% your enemy. You've stated things like you want leaders of the left including Obama and Hillary to be executed. Although you are an extremist, most people are similarly solidly devoted to their political allegiances and are unwilling to let go of politics in favor of facts and reason.
            I am a Trump supporter. President Trump loves our nation, he is a patriot and he is working to restore our country after the severe damage done by the Obama administration, the Bush administration and the Clinton administration.

            There is no evidence that President Trump committed any crimes but yet for the past three years President Trump and our nation has been held hostage to constant accusations and investigations using criminal fraud and lies in a conspiracy to destroy our President and his administration. This not only hurts an innocent man who was duly elected but it hurts and damages our nation and our society tremendously.

            Now we have proof that there was and still is a conspiracy to fix the 2016 election and frame Donald Trump for the purpose of allowing Hillary Clinton to win and be elected President. We now know it was the Obama administration, the Hillary Clinton camp, the DNC and Deep State that was responsible for this conspiracy and what's even worse is they used tax payer money and the great power of the government intelligence agencies to execute their plans.

            We also have proof that this same cabal continued their treasonous criminal conspiracy to remove a sitting President in a coup and they still today are trying to remove President Trump without any evidence of a crime.

            The penalty for treason and sedition is capital punishment as it should be ... so yes I think the people, any people, who have committed treason and sedition against our nation should receive capital punishment.
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            • iceclimber
              iceclimber commented
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              Lie. There is plenty of evidence called "obstruction of justice" and oh yeah, all the people surrounding him that went to jail.

            • Don9
              Don9 commented
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              Mueller did not find evidence of obstruction.
              Nobody surrounding Trump was prosecuted for Russia collusion.

            #10
            Originally posted by ksanders View Post
            This is not a Trump issue.

            This is a far right and a far left issue.

            Look at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh
            Look at what happened to Merrick Garland
            You forgot about the wall, which was supported by Obama, Clinton, Bush...but now all of a sudden democrats say walls do not work or are immoral.
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              #11
              Originally posted by Fishtank View Post

              I agree it's not just a Trump issue, but it's also not a far right/left issue. For the most part we are all divided with no middle ground. That's what Mattis is saying and I agree.
              This is not true. The people as a whole are not divided and not fighting each other. The political talking heads and media want the people to believe it's a divided nation but this is not true. Most people get along no matter what political affiliation. Most people only see the divide when they watch TV or social media ... the majority by far do not engage in political divisiveness in their typical daily life.
              It's all a dream
              '03 245 5.7/BIII & '07 Sedona pontoon

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                #12
                Originally posted by Don9 View Post

                I am a Trump supporter. President Trump loves our nation, he is a patriot and he is working to restore our country after the severe damage done by the Obama administration, the Bush administration and the Clinton administration.

                There is no evidence that President Trump committed any crimes but yet for the past three years President Trump and our nation has been held hostage to constant accusations and investigations using criminal fraud and lies in a conspiracy to destroy our President and his administration. This not only hurts an innocent man who was duly elected but it hurts and damages our nation and our society tremendously.

                Now we have proof that there was and still is a conspiracy to fix the 2016 election and frame Donald Trump for the purpose of allowing Hillary Clinton to win and be elected President. We now know it was the Obama administration, the Hillary Clinton camp, the DNC and Deep State that was responsible for this conspiracy and what's even worse is they used tax payer money and the great power of the government intelligence agencies to execute their plans.

                We also have proof that this same cabal continued their treasonous criminal conspiracy to remove a sitting President in a coup and they still today are trying to remove President Trump without any evidence of a crime.

                The penalty for treason and sedition is capital punishment as it should be ... so yes I think the people, any people, who have committed treason and sedition against our nation should receive capital punishment.
                Another great example of the division. You are about as far right extremist as you can go... and on that far end of the spectrum also includes lying and spreading propaganda to hurt your adversaries. I wonder if you realize that the vast majority of Trump supporters are moderate, reasonable people who simply like his America first agenda and don't subscribe to this sensational nonsense...
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                  #13
                  Originally posted by Don9 View Post

                  This is not true. The people as a whole are not divided and not fighting each other. The political talking heads and media want the people to believe it's a divided nation but this is not true. Most people get along no matter what political affiliation. Most people only see the divide when they watch TV or social media ... the majority by far do not engage in political divisiveness in their typical daily life.
                  Ummm, do you ever talk to real people in real life? My guess is no.
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                    #14
                    Originally posted by Fishtank View Post

                    Another great example of the division. You are about as far right extremist as you can go... and on that far end of the spectrum also includes lying and spreading propaganda to hurt your adversaries. I wonder if you realize that the vast majority of Trump supporters are moderate, reasonable people who simply like his America first agenda and don't subscribe to this sensational nonsense...
                    If far right means love of country, patriotism, nationalism, Americana and the American dream then go ahead and call me far right.
                    It's all a dream
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                    • iceclimber
                      iceclimber commented
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                      Nope, that is not what is means. You spend all day shoveling lies and hate, which makes you part of the problem.

                    #15
                    Originally posted by Don9 View Post

                    If far right means love of country, patriotism, nationalism, Americana and the American dream then go ahead and call me far right.
                    No, it means love of Trump... not love of country.
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