As we head toward Labor Day, emotions are emanating from the two major political parties that are different from the moods a few months ago.
Speaking as an old timer who saw WWII unfold, plus all that has transpired since, including the national unity that prevailed through the Korean War, it is mind boggling to see today's split camps, one seeing events through a lens of facts and reality, vs the other subsumed by QAnon nonsense & conspiracy theories unmoored from reality, akin to living in a dream world that does not exist. Be thankful that our Pentagon & Joint Chiefs are among the factualists, not the fantasists. If as a nation we cease to be the Free World's bulwark against anti-democratic forces, it shall be the result of the conspiracy theorists getting the upper hand, sad to say. To quote Pogo: "We have met the enemy, and it is us."
I'm starting to wonder if Mark A Rayshell
Yes, sanctions do have a cost, as do tariffs. Everyone pays the price of war, economic, trade or otherwise.
Trump started no wars. Didn't drink or smoke. His vice was the most natural of all vices, one which nearly every human practices at some point.
Apology to the Trump haters, this was an opportune moment to point out something, and I exploited it.
There have been caste systems since we slept in trees. Many creatures would not survive without them. Why do we elect leaders? To execute and organize the will of the pack.
We are animals created like others, but presumably more sophisticated. We think we are not bound by her laws, but when you look carefully, no amount of perfume, makeup, shaving and clothing can hide our animal nature. Yes, we ask for leadership and protection. We still enjoy the caste system.
Interestingly, we presume to be more advanced than Dolphins and Whales, for example. Why is it that they understand our language and we cannot understand theirs?
Breaking News.....There is no evidence of fraud in the 2022 election. None.
This has been so interesting and gives me good got thought and maybe a little mor hope,
"This election will ultimately be decided by voters." A once self-evident truth, like saying "Water is wet," that is, today, anything but self-evident. If there's a close margin (and you know there will be) in states with officials more committed to winning than to respecting the rules of a fair contest, "decided by the voters" will be anything but a given.
IMO, the Republican agenda is all about White dominance - White Supremacy - and maintaining the American caste system. Shine the light on racism and White dominance as the unstated force that is behind American politics.
I think we have a chance in winning both houses. People now realize our Democracy is hanging on by a thread.
Thank you Mr. Rather, for your insight and perspective.
I am a registered Republican in Pennsylvania and we have closed primaries. I did my research and voted for the least likely candidates to win in the general election and voted for them in the primary and they won. I plan on voting for the Democratic candidates for Governor and Senate and I contribute to their campaigns. I have never voted a straight party ticket because I vote for candidates that I believe will serve all country best. I believe we have a lot of Republicans out there that are appalled at what is happening and will do whatever it takes to protect our Democracy.
I am a Rebublican who lives in Pennsylvania and we have closed primaries, I did my research and voted for the least likely candidates to win in the general election. They won their primary for Senate and Governor. I now plan to vote for Fetterman and Santorum and in fact contribute to their campaigns. I truly do not understand what has happened to the Rebublican party. Have not voted a straight party ticket ever, people need to do their research and vote people in who believe in what this country is suppose to stand for. I truly believe that a lot of Republicans feel like I do and are trying to do the right thing.
As to this quote from your piece: "You would be hard pressed to find what Republican candidates actually want to do if given the keys to governance":
Do away with SS, Medicare, Medicaid, five year reviews, possibly privatizing
Federal law against abortion
Eliminate all "wokeness."
Do away with the green bill legislation
Roll back gun legislation
There's more from the ultra MAGA but won't display all their hate.
Margo, I did open it - somewhere in these comments, I posted a link to an article about it. Let me know if you can find it and open it. BTW, this is why I cut my cable! I'll form my own opinions and do not want one second of my life spent listening to jackholes.
Thanks Margo, but I don't have Instagram so I cannot open the link.
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