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Poll Shows Large Percentage of Voters Have Strong Distrust for Opposing Side, Favor State Secessions

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The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia conducted a poll finding telling results about how the American people feel in regard to policymaking. Primarily, many people want blue policies to remain in blue states and red policies to remain in red states; both of which should be separated.

“Roughly 4 in 10 (41%) of Biden and half (52%) of Trump voters at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.” The Center for Politics had partnered on the poll with Project Home Fire, an initiative dedicated to finding common ground in American politics.

The commonalities found in the poll are as follows:

Majorities — often large majorities — of both Biden and Trump voters express some form of distrust for voters, elected officials, and media sources they associate with the other side. A strong majority of Trump voters see no real difference between Democrats and socialists, and a majority of Biden voters at least somewhat agree that there is no real difference between Republicans and fascists.

Significant numbers of both Trump and Biden voters show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities. Roughly 2 in 10 Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a “President could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts.”

Another common factor is 80% of both Trump and Biden voters view democracy as preferable to any non-democratic kind of government. “On the other hand, more than 6 in 10 Trump and Biden voters see America as less a representative democracy and more a system that is run by and rigged for the benefit of the wealthy” the poll reports.

“Overall, more than two-thirds support – and one-third strongly – emboldening and empowering strong leaders and taking the law into their own hands when it comes to dealing with people or groups they view as dangerous.” Unfortunately, that is likely to be the opposing political party.

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  1. R Phillips

    October 4, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Fascism was invented by an Italian Communist before world war 2

  2. DG

    October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    So basically both sides agree on most things. They have just allowed the government to divide them.

  3. Slideglide

    October 4, 2021 at 10:12 am

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️🌎🌎🌎🍓🍓🍓🤪🤪🤪

    Most Democrat voters are uninformed on political issues and vote against Republicans, and their policies.

    Most Republican voters are aware of Democrat ideologies, and vote against their policies.

    It has come down to an aggressive Marxist Democrat Party, versus a Republican Freedom Party.

    Give me a smaller Union of Free States, and the Democrats can have their States with Central Planning nightmares.

  4. Slideglide

    October 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️🌎🌎🍓🍓🍓🤪🤪🤪

    The Free States of America, are seeking the promise and protection as spelled out in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, without a Federal authority.

  5. Joseph

    October 4, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Unless Biden/Harris reverse course on policy, we will be in danger of another civil war. The only question is, where will the military stand.

    • Diana Wagner

      October 4, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Once the Dem socialists succeed in weeding out Conservatives from the military, the military will then be on the side of the socialists.

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Biden’s Energy Secretary Violated Stock Disclosure Laws 9 Times Last Year

A spokeswoman for Granholm said that the late disclosures were the fault of a “clerical error”

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sold shares of stock 9 times last year between April to October, but did not disclose the sales “within the legally required 45-day window, according to federal disclosure documents”, reports CNBC.

The shares of stock were worth up to $240,000. A spokeswoman for Granholm blamed a “clerical error” saying the secretary paid a late filing fee. Granholm did not file any of the 9 disclosures until December after legal deadlines for all had passed.

The STOCK Act has been in place since 2012, which “expanded the accountability and reporting requirements for financial holdings, both for members of Congress and high-level employees of the Executive Branch like Granholm” reports CNBC.

“The news of Granholm’s apparent violations comes at a time when stock sales by public officials and members of Congress are getting a fresh look” reports CNBC. “During the past week, several members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, have introduced or reintroduced legislation that would effectively ban lawmakers and their immediate family members from actively trading stocks while the member is in office.”

According to an analysis by Business Insider’s Dave Levinthal published earlier this month, a total of 54 members of Congress violated the STOCK Act rules just last year alone.

CNBC reports on the suspicious behavior of Granholm:

When President Joe Biden nominated her to be his energy secretary, Granholm signed a detailed Ethics Agreement in which she agreed to give up part-time jobs at the University of California and at CNN, step down from several boards, and sell millions of dollars worth of stock.

On March 22, she reported 23 stock sales, many of them blue-chip companies she had more than $10,000 of shares in.

A few months later in May, Granholm filed more transaction reports detailing how she had exercised stock options in the electric bus and battery company Proterra and then sold all her shares, worth between $1 million and $5 million, on May 24.

But in between the March blue chip sales and the May Proterra sale, Granholm made 6 of the 9 stock sales that didn’t get disclosed until December.

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Trump Says Reports On A Conflict With DeSantis Are ‘Fake News’

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During a Fox News interview on Thursday, former President Donald Trump shot down recent reports claiming that there were rising tensions between the former president and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying it was “fake news” and that DeSantis has “done a really terrific job in Florida.”

Trump’s comments came in response to an article from The New York Times claiming that Trump had a “long-stewing resentment” toward DeSantis.

“For months, former President Donald J. Trump has been grumbling quietly to friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, some 400 miles to the north,” The New York Times wrote. “Gov. Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes he put on the map, has been acting far less like an acolyte and more like a future competitor, Mr. Trump complains. With his stock rising fast in the party, the governor has conspicuously refrained from saying he would stand aside if Mr. Trump runs for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.”

Hannity said that he was recently told that DeSantis does not think there has been “any conflict or bickering” between the two and that the report was “total BS” from the mainstream media.

“Is he right?” Hannity asked.

“Well, he is right,” Trump responded. “I get along great with Ron. Ron was very good on the Mueller hoax. He was right up front along with Jim Jordan, and all of the rest of them, they were fantastic. The Republicans really stuck together. And it was a great thing. And Ron was one of them. And Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him. And that helped him greatly.”

“And he went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think you know, Ron has been very good,” Trump continued. “He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s totally fake news. I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, he says the press is never going to get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump, we’re not going to do that stuff. And he said it very strongly, I thought it was very interesting, actually. And very nice. But he said that, and I agree with him on that 100%. No, I have a very good relationship with Ron and intend to have it for a long time.”

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