are the united states politically divided?

because the elections' results were so close, does that mean the country is divided politically or do you think, had more people gone to vote, the results would have been more diverged?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    When have we not been politically divided? I mean, yes, the election was extremely close, but the argument has always been the same: should the government be more or less involved? I think politically division is a hallmark of being a United States citizen. As to whether or not we will be politically intolerant of each other, only time will tell. It seems like John Boehner doesn't want to lead his party in the house to working with the president, even if Obama compromised with him. Republicans don't want to admit a Democrat president got anything done, just as Democrats don't want to admit that a Republican president got anything done, and this is gridlock at it's finest. Essentially, it's just that same as it has always been.

    However, CBS should some survey polls showing that out of Obama's voters, there were more people enthusiastically voting for Obama, where for Romney there were few people enthused with him and more people saying they chose the lesser of two evils. In short, Obama is better equipped than Romney to rally us, even if by a small margin.

    Theoretically, even with the people who didn't turn out to vote, the results would've been the same. The electorate actually statistically represents a pretty good sample of the population.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because of the definition of full time employee under Obama care includes anyone averaging 30 hours per week. In addition to 1000’s of small companies laying off 1-99 employees, here is a partial list of large companies announcing layoff this week alone. numerous are also reporting 1000’s will have their hours slashed to 29 or less

    ”(4) Full-time employee

    (A) In general

    The term “full-time employee” means, with respect to any month, an employee who is employed on average at least 30 hours of service per week.”

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/4980H

    Bristol-Myers—480

    US Cellular--980 Jobs

    Murrey Coal-156

    Target and KMart- Numerous stor closings

    Catapiller-100

    Boeing--2500

    RIMM (maker of Blackberry’s--

    Westinghouse

    Exide Technologies --150

    Energizer--1500

    Welch-Allen-275

    Dana Holding’s—190

    Strykerr Medical-1170

    Medtronic Medical—1000

    Smith & Nephew—770

    Boston Scientific—1400

    Coviden—595

    Kinetic Concepts—427

    St Jude Medical—300

    Hill Ron—200

    Abbot Labs—700

    Target and KMart- Numerous store closings

    Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse,JANCOA Janitorial, Kroger Grocery stores will cut back workers hours to under 29 per week

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  • 7 years ago

    Unfortunately yes. We have been for awhile but ever since this election that percentage has doubled if not tripled significantly. I'd be willing to talk to a conservative to see their input on how Obama should repair the economy, but the only issue on their mind is Romeny lost, Obama won America is going to die BS

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  • 7 years ago

    We're divided between two political parties that are almost exactly the same.

    It's like fighting over whether chicken nuggets or chicken tenders are better.

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  • 7 years ago

    We are quite fractured, but one side is winning on the national level and I don't see that trend changing.

    I know lots of Republicans who have had enough and left the party or at least vote Democrat. I don't know any Democrats who are voting Republican.

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  • 7 years ago

    Well ther are sertain states that everyone assumes that they no who will win. Everyone assumes that California will vote for democrat and that Texas will vote for republican and stuff like that but ther are other states that are called 'swing states' that they vote differently each time soooo they don't know, like Florida. Does this help at all...?

    Source(s): Had a class on it... U.S studies...
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  • 7 years ago

    No. It is geographically divided.

    The Bible belt bigots

    just don't get it.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Its always been divided.. -_-

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  • 7 years ago

    LOL. Yes.

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