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kentuck

(111,563 posts)
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 09:49 AM Mar 2020

Enough Division.

This country needs unity.

It is unfortunate that every word and every action by Donald Trump is meant to divide the country.

Of course, it is meant to divide his side from the "other" side. For his side, they are usually OK with that. It's a natural reaction, I suppose?

But, it is terrible for our nation. It cannot end well. It is a path to violence and destruction. Most Americans understand that.

United we stand, divided we fall, has never been more true.

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Enough Division. (Original Post) kentuck Mar 2020 OP
putting down our weapons doesn't lead to victory, this is a war on ever level and why the "other" beachbumbob Mar 2020 #1
Who said anything about "putting down our weapons"? kentuck Mar 2020 #2
any one who thinks we can stand united beachbumbob Mar 2020 #3
Recommended. H2O Man Mar 2020 #4
At this time, I think that is a politically powerful message. kentuck Mar 2020 #5
I agree 100% H2O Man Mar 2020 #6
Some people would rather chew off their leg than admit... kentuck Mar 2020 #7
Right. H2O Man Mar 2020 #8
"Unity" means acquiescence. maxsolomon Mar 2020 #9
I disagree. kentuck Mar 2020 #12
the mask is off. that's the real difference. maxsolomon Mar 2020 #13
"Never get out of the boat..." kentuck Mar 2020 #14
We ain't seen nothin' yet. Baked Potato Mar 2020 #10
I agree. redqueen Mar 2020 #11
 

beachbumbob

(9,263 posts)
1. putting down our weapons doesn't lead to victory, this is a war on ever level and why the "other"
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 09:56 AM
Mar 2020

side wins time and time again. The "why can;t we all get along" route never works. Just saying from 67 years of living

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
2. Who said anything about "putting down our weapons"?
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 10:01 AM
Mar 2020

Maybe this message is the weapon we need?

The Party that has its finger on the pulse of the nation will win the next election.

H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
4. Recommended.
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 10:23 AM
Mar 2020

Alone, we are like individual fingers our enemy can easily break. United, we form a powerful fist, capable of protecting all of our rights.

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
5. At this time, I think that is a politically powerful message.
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 10:40 AM
Mar 2020

...for the American people.

In my opinion, Democrats should use it to their advantage. It's an issue most easy to draw a contrast with Donald Trump. If nothing else he is a divider. It would be a mistake to attempt to beat him at his own game.

H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
6. I agree 100%
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:07 AM
Mar 2020

I went on facebook yesterday. There had been some bitter arguments on a political forum for Democrats that I participate on from time to time. I had invested about 48 hours in the last week, focusing on a message of unity (including the finger/fist). Things have smoothed over there.

Then I read a bit that a woman I went to high school with had posted, followed by a handful of posts from other women from our class. There were arguments about who was better: Biden or Sanders? I said that we do not have the luxury of such arguments now. Our Constitution is at stake. And Biden could not win without Sanders's supporters, and Bernie could not win without Joe's supporters. We need to keep our eyes on the prize.

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
7. Some people would rather chew off their leg than admit...
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:15 AM
Mar 2020

...that their side can't win without the support of the other. Biden needs Bernie supporters and Bernie needs Biden supporters, in order to win.


H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
8. Right.
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:31 AM
Mar 2020

The good news, in my opinion, is that in smaller groups where everyone knows each other, it is possible to get that message of unity to take root. It is much harder on a large forum where people's identities are not known by everyone else. Yet it is essential that people keep putting that essential message out, as you have done with this OP/thread. It is much appreciated.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
9. "Unity" means acquiescence.
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:47 AM
Mar 2020

So nope, it's not time. We were just as divided prior to Trump. It's a standard GOP tool to GOTV.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
13. the mask is off. that's the real difference.
Fri Mar 6, 2020, 04:38 PM
Mar 2020

I cannot think of a single issue I've ever agreed with a conservative on. Certainly not "America is Great".

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