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Did President Obama 'divide' the country in 2012?

  • Yes. His entire platform feeds off of "Division".

    Obama is the Great Divider. From the media-sanctioned manufacture crisis of the "war on women", to his venomous rhetoric towards the wealthy "not paying their fair share", Obama has mastered the art of division. Why else was his entire 2012 campaign waged with relentless character attacks and insults against Romney? He carefully sorts people into those who depend on government programs and those who want to safeguard their wealth against another tax grab. Energy is either the good, green, and clean stuff he favors or it's the "dirtier air, dirtier water" that the Republicans want. In fact, almost all of Obama's political success owes to his addiction for dividing people into camps and appealing to one group by diminishing the other.

    Reagan, the Great Communicator, fostered prosperity for EVERYONE. Obama, the Great Divider, promotes taking the wealth from the few and giving to the many.

  • No, The Republicans Did

    Obama actually won the last election, which means more people voted for him. He tried to stick to a positive message, and it was actually Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who were saying "makers and takers" in public. When they got caught on that, they tried to blame Obama, and they failed miserably.

    Posted by: rpr
  • No, Ever Election Is The Same.

    Every election is the same. How can anybody say that one person divides us when every election divides us. If anything, more people wanted the same thing, which was change. Most people were happy the wars were ending, most people want/need health care, most people want equality. You're either conservative or not, but to pin-point this on one person is absurd!

  • NO EVIDENCE HE DID

    Why am I explaining how he didn't divide the country? I can't prove a negative and I don't that anyone has ever offered a legitimate argument to make the case that he did or what evidence such a person would give.

    Just because a small minority scream "commie" and then scurry off to their safe zone, I don't think it's justified to say the country is divided, and it flies in the face of reason to suggest that is the President's fault.

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    President Obama did not divide the country in 2012, he brought the middle class and poor together to beat the wealthy, those who represent the Republican Party.


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