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Sen. Ben Sasse says country headed toward a "deeper, darker tribal place"
CBS News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Emily Tillett

Posted on 10/16/2018 6:44:47 AM PDT by Trump20162020

As political discord appears to grow every day on Capitol Hill, Republican Senator Ben Sasse told "CBS This Morning" that the country is headed toward a "deeper, darker tribal place." Sasse, author of the new book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal" (St. Martin's Press) argues that politics is merely "filling a void" in Americans' lives amid a "hallowing out" of their sense of community.

"I think politics are important but they're not the first thing, they're certainly not the only thing, and I think right now our politics are suffering because people are looking to find grand meaning there because we're not reflecting well on these core underminers of happiness at home," said Sasse.

He added, "We don't listen all that well in Washington. I'm one of eight people out of 100 in the Senate who's never been a politician before, so I'm new to this place, but politicians talk more than we listen. We should listen more than we talk."

Sasse's comments come after a new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows that 84 percent of registered voters surveyed say that the overall tone and civility in politics are getting much worse.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: abortion; bensasse; boogedyboogedy; brettkavanaugh; maga; nebraska; sasse; scotus; trends
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1 posted on 10/16/2018 6:44:47 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020
WACH FOR MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD!

They have nothing to lose and everythign to gain. We HAVE TO impress into them that vote fraud will be investigated and there will be mandatory jail time (even if there's not- we just need to scare them off as much as possible)

There will be no investigation of vote fraud if they manage to pull it off- they will be back in charge!

Why is no one talking about this???

2 posted on 10/16/2018 6:45:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Trump20162020

Okay, Sasse. Just what are you actually doing to reverse that trend?


3 posted on 10/16/2018 6:45:52 AM PDT by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: Trump20162020

The country is not headed there but the leftists are.


4 posted on 10/16/2018 6:46:47 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Trump: America First. Obama: Quran First. Clintons: Money First)
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To: Rennes Templar

He’s peddililn’ a book.


5 posted on 10/16/2018 6:47:46 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Trump20162020

Says the tribal witch doctor.


6 posted on 10/16/2018 6:48:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: Trump20162020

Soooooo....shut up and do something about it?


7 posted on 10/16/2018 6:50:12 AM PDT by Leep (Thanks)
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To: Trump20162020

In a way, I agree. The rejection of Christ by 100’s of millions of Americans, and the embrace of humanism and nihilism, has hardened our society. I fear the wrath of a just and righteous God.


8 posted on 10/16/2018 6:50:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (GOP- 65 House and 12 Senate seat pickups in November)
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To: Trump20162020

Dog whistle. What does he have against Native Americans anyway? The left sure has gotten racist last couple of days.


9 posted on 10/16/2018 6:50:55 AM PDT by refreshed (But we preach Christ crucified... 1 Corinthians 1:23)
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To: Trump20162020

I always thought Sasse was a bit “off”. Now I am 100% sure of it.


10 posted on 10/16/2018 6:51:09 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Mr. K

.....that’s why some will be pushing for vote by phone....voting fraud like we’ve never seen before!


11 posted on 10/16/2018 6:51:12 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Trump20162020

“Tribal” is probably a bad term to use right now.

Liz Warren may take offense.


12 posted on 10/16/2018 6:52:05 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Trump20162020

Which party fosters deep, dark tribalism, again?


13 posted on 10/16/2018 6:52:32 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: Trump20162020

a “deeper, darker tribal place”

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What’s he talking about? Kenya?

We left that place when Obammie left office. All I can see now is a Great America Again.

MAGA


14 posted on 10/16/2018 6:52:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Trump20162020

“We should listen more than we talk.”

So shut up already...schmuck.


15 posted on 10/16/2018 6:52:46 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneot)
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To: Trump20162020

The country has been heading to a more tribal place since the nation chose the path of affirmative action and diversity mandated by an imperial government over individual liberty and limited government. Once the government impacts individual outcomes based on group identity individuals have the incentive to band together into tribes in order to use government power to distribute more wealth and power to the tribe.


16 posted on 10/16/2018 6:53:55 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on it.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

True. Also the right for the first time in a very long time is fighting back. If they want it settled in the booth then so be it. If however they want it settled in the street, well we are prepared to go there. We know what is at stake and our children and grandchildren deserve , at least, a chance at freedom.


17 posted on 10/16/2018 6:53:56 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks , want'a fight about it?)
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To: Trump20162020

Sasse the Ass. More moral than evil Trump voters.

He will be the next Egg McMuffin for the 2020 GOP primary.


18 posted on 10/16/2018 6:53:58 AM PDT by Pelham (California, how mass immigration transforms America into Obamaland)
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To: Bonemaker

Just leave already, jackhole. Notice these GOPe senators, Flake and Sassehole, NEVER step down when even they admit that they could never win a GOP primary. They hang around and try to screw the voters of their states, who they deceived into thinking they were conservatives, for as long as they possibly can.


19 posted on 10/16/2018 6:54:49 AM PDT by jyo19
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To: Mr. K

I go back to 1992 and the book Votescam written by the late James Collier. Absolutely nothing has been done x 25 years so I’m curious what it is you thing we should do now, two weeks out from the midterms?


20 posted on 10/16/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT by JonPreston
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