Can Politics Be Civil?

Personally, I don’t think it’s possible in today’s world to keep a political discussion civil. Care to prove me wrong? :smiling_imp:

I’m aiming this is everyone, not you TT… I’d never challenge you to a dual :slight_smile:

Can Politics be Civil?

Well, I have my opinions that I freely express… except on Woot.
Yes, there are many posts on everything from polls to pillows that I just sigh and figure the source.

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am extremely opinionated and I enjoy speaking my mind. Online, though, when talking to people I don’t personally know in real life, I always try to be civil. Sometimes, though… I do get caught up in the moment and take the troll bait. :embarrassed:

I do enjoy discussing all manner of topics with anyone who wants to do so. though.

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I may join in to a discussion some day.
In the meantime:

  • There are too many Bloomy ads on TV.
  • I wish there were more Bloomy ads on TV.
  • I may just turn the TV off until after the election.

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i don’t watch any ads, only watch shows on my dvr and fast right through them.

anyways, my grandson loves young Sheldon. i don’t get see him much anymore but i dvr all of them for him anyways.
i felt like watching one it was from December and there was an ad for bloom running for president in December?

i thought he just started running the last few weeks??
he did not have to jump thru the hoops and follow all the pols/donor rules like the other dems for the primary??
how does this even happen?

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I thought that, too, but apparently not - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bloomberg_2020_presidential_campaign#Television_ads

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Personally, I enjoy your comments. I don’t always agree but that’s what’s so great about the USA. We don’t have to agree. I like keeping things civil, but some people need exported to Greenland.

But that’s my opinion.

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If only we had a president who could serve as a role model and show us all how to be civil…

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You mean that weirdo who needs a one way trip to Greenland? Yeah. That guy.

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unfortunately i think this is the root of the problem. we used to have a fairly civil discourse, where people disagreed about issues but they didn’t feel the need to namecall or insult. however we now have leadership that sets the example by doing exactly that.

this is the age of bullying.

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Bloomy ads have been running here for a long time.
Pretty much every third ad, some of them a minute long.
Yes, I mute them. Most commercial TV I watch is morning or evening TV.

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Yes, they can be if you choose to make it so. If you can’t make your argument without name calling or belittling another person, you probably didn’t have a point to make in the first place.

That’s my opinion anyway.

:w_happy2:

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Monty/Mortimer 2020

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Pretty sure that that applies to BOTH sides of the aisle.

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Well, I’m still in the Trump2020 camp, but I’d vote Monty/Mortimer 2024.

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“In my lifetime, we’ve gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We’ve gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we’ll be voting for plants.”

Lewis Black

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We tried the “they go low, we go high” approach. It didn’t work. They went lower. We’re playing by their rules now.

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Do you think Trump sets a good example for future generations and that all Americans should strive to be like him? Do you feel he is the epitome of what being an American is supposed to be?

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Well, he’d be a better example than the declared socialists and undercover socialists on the D side.
Just my opinion. :grinning:

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I wasn’t really talking about policy, but caring about other citizens and being willing to sacrifice a little to help your fellow man seems pretty “American” to me.

Trump’s policy seems to be selfish, short-sighted, narrow-minded, and apathetic. I don’t feel his policies are designed to benefit the majority of Americans. (nor mankind in general for that matter)

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