Why is there such hatred between Republicans and Democrats?

Why do so many of them bicker and fight and call each other names instead of working together to face the real, serious, pressing issues that this country is facing?

Update:

@Darius: Go on... (Waits to hear fantastic story about dragons!)

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  • Peter
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    It's a key component of corporate propaganda. Keep the people busy and divided, fighting amongst themselves, so they can be diverted and marginalized from addressing the interest of the general population. You don't see corporate campaign contributions showing much partisanship. They need to own both parties. Obama and McCain got about equal backing in the last election. The financial institutions liked Obama a little more, due to his pro-business record from Chicago. And they got a return on their investment, which we're happening to be paying now and will pay well into the future. Notice how we have to now balance the budget and address the debt by imposing a type of austerity, when the problem in the economy is demand. Corporations have money coming out of their ears. Banks are richer than ever, they don't invest, they don't lend. So since demand is not coming from consumers or corporations, there's only one source. It has to come from the government. there has to be stimulation of the economy which will create demand. But if you give it away to the people that put you in office, there isn't much left over for a stimulus. The stimulus packages after the great recession weren't nearly as much as they should've been. And the politicians know what's happening and put on a show, as they're loyal to the masters of the universe vs the people they're elected to represent.

  • 9 years ago

    One represent the rich and the other the poor.

    Water and Oil don't mix, but to represent the

    American people as a country should be the

    principle upon which either party base their

    goals on, unfortunately it's a tug of war between

    the two, A house that is divided cannot stand,

    unless they meet in the middle this country

    will not move in a positive direction, instead

    each blame the other for failure, and take

    credit for things they only promise to do.

  • Because they fell for the false dichotomy that we have to choose between Republicans and Democrats.

    The truth is, Democrats and Republicans are working together to do the bidding of the ultra wealthy power elite, using mass unemployment to force U.S. born workers back into the sweatshops. They are using free trade to send jobs out of the country, and they are using H1B visas and illegal immigrant workers to soak up jobs here in this country, all to create a scarcity of jobs for U.S. born workers.

    Meanwhile, they set us against each other, to distract us with artificial issues while they conspire behind our backs.

  • Mercer
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I am fighting for democracy for gays and the poor people. I think people want more shared responsibility and better understanding. I think the corporations take too much money and not enough is given back to the poor class to invest. I don't hate them but I think they are wrong for true democracy. I think we have to fight using facts and a vision for the future. I think Libya went for democracy and its our turn to see that our people are free. It is time to face truth and deliver truth for all people.

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  • Because Republicans are just hateful people, read some of the things they say about minorities and Liberals and you'll see where the bad blood comes from.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Something about being called an unpatriotic, un-American, terrorist sympathizer, welfare thug, communist, socialist, Marxist, hitler supporter. Something about cheering for the death of the uninsured, booing our service members...... just doesn't sit well with most Americans.

  • 9 years ago

    they both are very passionate on their views and get frustrated with the other for not seeing things from their points of View. btw Dragons are pretty cool :D

  • 9 years ago

    I am a democrat and I love Jon Huntsman who is a republican!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well, you see, there was this big dragon...

  • 9 years ago

    Those of you who think you know what you are doing are annoying those of us who actually do.

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