What topics do Republicans and Democrats have common ground on?

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
    RJ Schwartzposted 8 years ago

    What topics do Republicans and Democrats have common ground on?

    If we are to move past the uber-partisanship state of America, then both of the parties need to reverse their outward directions and start coming together.  This will be the challenge of all challenges since the doctrines are so widely opposed.  Both parties have contributed to the current state of affairs so both parties need to contribute to the correction, of the parties need to go away permanently.  Leadership is more than just following a doctrine, its about doing the right thing for your CITIZENS.....We the People deserve better.


  2. Ken Burgess profile image75
    Ken Burgessposted 8 years ago

    Two BIG problems... the majority of politicians do not serve the people. they serve the lobbyists, they serve corporate and wallst... the people come in a distant second, and get the scraps.

    The goal of politics for the past 20 years or so now... has been to deceive the people, to convince them that one party or the other is to blame, that one party or the other caters to their interests.  But that's all BS.

    They make the appearance of not getting along... all the while Trade laws like NAFTA and CAFTA are destroying our country, and millions upon millions of illegal aliens swarm into out country, and when you have open borders and a progressive welfare state....

    Businesses get their cheap labor, the illegals get 'free' medical and foodstamps, etc. and the taxpayers pay the freight both in taxes, lower wages, and less jobs.

    Sure they may do the jobs no one else wants to, but they do all the building and construction for the major/national construction companies that build all the new housing developments going up everywhere. They take factory jobs and plant jobs, there are many jobs Americans would be happy to do if paid a living wage.

    Its why EVERYONE is out to get Trump... he is truly the people's candidate, he is not on the take, he sees what is going on, and he tells people... he is blunt about it.

    Which brings us to the GOP... they 'represent' the anti-abortion, very Christian right... would that be correct?

    And the Dems they represent the pro-abortion, pro-everything but the white guy left, and socialism... is that right?

    Problem is the other 75 PERCENT of Americans don't fall into those extremes... they are more or less middle of the road, and their primary concern is paying the bills, having a future, the kids having a future, and being left alone and not constantly interfered with by the government.

    Neither side really represents the 75 percent, they give lip service to the middle class all the time, while they pass one law after another that screws them over and screws the country over.

    That is what you really have in America today... neither side, with their 'establishment' backed candidates is going to change anything for the better of you, me, or our Country.

    The only thing we can do is vote them out... if they all hate Trump... if they all want Trump stopped... that to me is the clearest sign that he is the best choice we have had in our lifetime.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
      RJ Schwartzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer - especially how you've identified those "important party talking points" that most people don't care about.

  3. Old-Empresario profile image70
    Old-Empresarioposted 8 years ago

    Do you mean regular Democrats and Republicans living throughout the country? Do you mean the Democratic and Republican nuts and old grannies who actually attend the rallies and who the media constantly shows us to make us think we are like them? Or do you mean Democratic and Republican politicians and party leaders?

    Politically, the average American wants the same thing: safe food, safe drinking water, clean air, a job, a place to live, a retirement at old age and the ability to pay their medical expenses.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
      RJ Schwartzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like your style and you've hit the nail on the head to get the conversation started.  Common ground starting points that we can expand on in a way that treats all citizens fairly.

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image50
    bradmasterOCcalposted 8 years ago


    I would submit that the better question is what has the campaign produced in what are the critical issues of the country, and who has the solutions, or proposed solutions?

    All the professional politicians should tell us what they did in office, and how it didn't affect the continued decline of the country to where it is today?
    It seems to me that their record is more important than their sabre rattling.

    When Trump tackles an issue, we don't hear what these politicians have done on that issue when they were in office. We only have a short time left and we haven't really discussed the issues facing the country.

    The only thing in common appears to be name calling.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
      RJ Schwartzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good point - results matter

  5. tsmog profile image85
    tsmogposted 8 years ago

    I may look at this differently. Please excuse the length seeking to explain. Obviously they all are focused on the big six issues with differences with why followed by how and when and for whom:

    The economy
    Environment (Climate Change)
    Health Care
    Social Issues
    Globalization – positioning and economics

    Their next focus is on the different generations living in the U.S. today. There are six. Notations are for their focus is their strategy of getting people to the polls perhaps with the smoke screens. Considerations are the median age today is 38 dividing the population. Millennials have overtaken the Boomers with available votes. GenX is known as the silent generation politically speaking. A special note is all generations are shareholders today because of the changes with social security. So, perhaps that is a great focus, yet, too, is an unknown to those generations. All the candidates are addressing specific generations firstly with the same main issues above just differently.

    Another focus all of them are the concerns of the Top Ten Industries. Scanning the following most can make conclusions what are the industry concerns and what are the voters - workers. Perhaps one may notice there are more voters as workers in the lower 5. But, the top five have the greatest impact with voter’s concerns with how to live, where to live, aim of education, and probably their real concerns with government. Another notation is studies point out that workers by proxy see businesses they work for as government or of least tie directly to it.

    The lower five are being addressed by candidates in some manner. There are concerns of voter’s lifestyle choices today, their budgets, where to live, and how well they will be able to. So, perhaps of the top six economics, healthcare, and social issues may rise above the others with voters.

    Those Top Ten Industries are:

    1) Real Estate - property, rental, leasing
    2) Professional services - Science, Technology, Legal & Computers
    3) State & local Gov't
    4) Finance & Insurance Industry
    5) Health Care & Social Assistance
    6) Mfg. of durable goods
    7) Wholesale trade
    8) Retail trade
    9) Mfg. of non-durable goods
    10) Information Industry and computers science and technology (Smart Phones). That includes the likes of the internet and related businesses such as Facebook, twitter, etc. BTW . . . this is a growth industry for shareholders especially with startups.


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