Are Loyal Party Voters the reason that the US is declining?

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  1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Are Loyal Party Voters the reason that the US is declining?

    This year is a perfect example of how ineffective it is to have loyal party voters. What a pathetic selection of candidates on both sides. It seems like every presidential election gets worst than the previous one. How useful have the loyal party voters been, well if we look at the results of the country, totally useless would be my opinion. What is yours?

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  2. ElvisaM profile image78
    ElvisaMposted 2 years ago

    You're right. Useless. It seems like people simply refuse to try and see the other party's point of view. They refuse to even analyze views they don't agree with and that has severed the joints that hold the arm. I use arm as a metaphor because the damage is just beginning. In less then a decade, we'll be severing the head. Just recently saw a video online where the parents are angry at their teen (not of voting age) for not supporting their chosen candidate. This puts immense pressure on the younger generations and there go the freethinkers.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That video epitomizes the problem. It must be even more difficult for children in divorced families where the ex's have different political views.

    2. ElvisaM profile image78
      ElvisaMposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah, wow. I can't imagine.

    3. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My husband's mother called him a traitor for not voting Republican on his first vote at 18.  HIs parents were of the generation where you vote how your parents did and don't question. Our younger people are getting wise to it smile

    4. ElvisaM profile image78
      ElvisaMposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Christin, wow. Yeah the older generations have this problem. My parents never cared but were strict on religion and God questions. I would never do either to any of my kids.

  3. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 2 years ago

    I don't seem to have this problem but on social media. My hubby liked Christie, and I'm die hard Dem. We get along fine. But here, and on twitter, people get very nasty with it. Honestly, the nastiness of the Sanders brigade  on twitter drove me to Hillary! And here, forget it. Tell them you're a Dem, and suddenly, you hate America and want to destroy her. It's ridiculous to say the least. I'm pro choice so obviously I'm Dem. But does that really mean I enjoy butchering babies? And cant I like Hillary without being demonized and asked to leave the country? Respect for others is gone. Politics just gives people the excuse to be mean.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If you allow other people to sway you - rather than voting on issues though, that is also problematic - just saying. I've been treated equally nasty by Hillary supporters - but I base my vote on the record and actions of my candidate of choice.

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    This country ended up with two corrupt parties for this very reason.  People don't take time to educate themselves on the records/issues of candidates - they go by what the candidate says, more than their actions.  They also tend to look at voting R or D like cheering for a sporting team - and as long as you have people that will blindly punch the R or D without any research or critical thinking or who are driven purely by emotion and not intellect, we will continue to have this problem. 

    My local government is corrupt (I live in Illinois) and I have voted both sides of the aisle when it was needed in an attempt to unseat the corrupt - but people in this state are very bad about blaming the other party for what BOTH are doing.  It's shameful and it's how they get away with it.  Divide and conquer. 

    I think one great thing to come from this election cycle is Bernie calling attention to this corruption and actually fighting it.  He's not taking Super PAC money while talking out the other side of his mouth about corruption.  Like his policies or not; he walks the talk and he's the first in decades to do so. 

    As long as we keep choosing our "team" and don't pay attention or cross party lines when necessary nothing will ever change.  People would rather react to their emotions than think logically though on both sides.  That's how we end up with the same you know what on a different cracker ever time.  sigh.

    I would also add that both sides play the "lesser of evils" card too - and that's a psychological ploy to keep everyone voting against their own best interests and for corruption.  People don't like to admit or believe they are being played.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Christin

      Your comment was as if I wrote it. lol
      In my opinion, you have hit the root of the problem.
      Government is not a Sports Team, and when we lose, it doesn't matter which party is blamed, as we still Lose.
      Thanks

    2. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      exactly! we've all been losing for a long time now.  I hope we are wising up and will maybe start behaving differently.  I try to be optimistic smile

  5. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Probably not, since the percentage of the population that defines itself as a loyal party member is declining.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tamara
      Then why are we in a decline, or do you not believe that? And don't the registered voters stick with their party. Which voters are switching their party to vote for the other party's candidate?

 
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