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A president is suppose to put its peoples needs first and foremost. Their current president puts their people's needs third. First is the EU demands, second is the endless refugees.


all of Europe is basically fucked tbh

Not the Slavs. They're not killing themselves with oikophobic bigotry. Squatting and tracksuits forever!
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bobland wrote:

When I mean that, I'm not comparing within the US, but compared to other countries.

Our center is considered right-leaning in many other countries like Western European countries or Canada.


Sure, I guess you would be right by that measure. But I would also say you are comparing apples to oranges because there is not here and vice versa. The political issues each of these countries grapple with and even the method by which they do so are different. But except in matters of war and trade it is none of Canada's (and by extension the Canadians) business what the American government looks like or the nature of their political spectra. Likewise if I am so concerned with the outcome of a French election I should become a French citizen and vote in it or else bugger off.
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I think Le Pen would of been to polarizing ultimately.


Politics is polarizing. What you say is true, but only in the same way that water makes things wet
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mxdan wrote:

I think Le Pen would of been to polarizing ultimately.


Politics is polarizing. What you say is true, but only in the same way that water makes things wet


Isn't the purpose of politics to meet in a place that the mass can get to something that's not, well, too polarizing?
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mxdan wrote:


NillaWaferz wrote:


mxdan wrote:

I think Le Pen would of been to polarizing ultimately.


Politics is polarizing. What you say is true, but only in the same way that water makes things wet


Isn't the purpose of politics to meet in a place that the mass can get to something that's not, well, too polarizing?


Not exactly, though it might seem that there is a middle ground to be had. In practice legislatures engage in horse trading instead of compromising on individual issues and the voting public has only the ability to vote "yes" or "no" or for one candidate or for one of their opponents. Issues that concern the public are almost inherently complex (which is why they are concerning in the first place), but the political process results in divergent "solutions" that force people into a for or against dichotomy that is inherently polarizing. The party system is polarizing, political philosophies are most often polarizing when they are refined enough to become ideologies.
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