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[–] Owlchemy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Good analysis ... enjoyed reading and you definitely raise good points.

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

+1, good stuff. I think it's important to note that for most of this stuff, there isn't malicious intent. I don't want to continue on this us vs them mentality between us commoners.

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[–] Owlchemy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I totally agree. In the past, pre-Obama anyway, the general consensous after any national election was that we need to bring people together, of both sides, for the common good. Obama came in and instead said 'I won, you lose, deal with it.' Now though, I think from trump's tone, that's what he intends to do, to try to heal the country ... or at least i certainly hope so. In the end, we are all Americans ... right and left have common goals and interests that can be pursued. the sad part is that it is the ultra right and uber left that have controlled the talking points for too long ... time to put both aside and really just do what's right for the majority, who've been left out for so long. Anyway, maybe not a popular opinion in the current climate, but one that I ... as a right winger myself ... would like to see happen.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah well the fly over states are out of money and can't keep paying for the party or the party bros sneaking in from Mexico or anywhere else. The under the table jobs aren't paying for the schooling for the kids. All I hear is "Shut and pay for it all or else we'll chase you down with baseball bats, beat up the pregnant women, scream at you on transit & push your old men to the ground, because we care about people and you're Nazis"

I'm in the negative numbers of sympathy to the point that I don't care if someone takes a baseball to them. But then the people who are sick of footing the bill and taking shit for it don't actually use violence the way they do.

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is absolutely true. I received a MP in public policy three years ago. I realized very quickly I wasn't employable in non-profits and most educational institutions because of my politics. I didn't talk the talk of progressivism. I also might add, in my very small graduate co-hort no one would befriend me. They avoided me like the plague because I was conservative. It sucked, but oh-well. I was a big girl, I could handle it. Anyway, I was bummed because I would love to be able to become a professor and teach. I watched people who had less skills and talent than I had scoring great jobs in non-profits and it bummed me out. I even started to question if I was the one that really was "wrong". This election has really inspired me and I do believe these die hard progressives that dominated the NPO boards, school trustee seats, and executive director roles will be scaled back as people scoff at their extremism instead of tolerating it.

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[–] Pogogunner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago