Started by Dave Likeness, December 09, 2015, 04:00:51 PM
Quote from: Dave Benke on February 26, 2016, 11:11:18 AMDon't have the link, but David Brooks' column today is all over the connections to the earlier years of the last century and authoritarianism making its comeback because of the lack of belief in the political process, which involves reasoned compromise. Dave Benke
Quote from: John_Hannah on February 26, 2016, 11:35:46 AMI think that Brooks is correct. Politicians make promises that cannot be fulfilled. That makes people angry. Other politicians come along and make more promises that cannot be fulfilled. That makes people angrier. Then other politicians.... It's a cancer, indeed.There is no future in being angry about conditions that one cannot change. More Americans need to try tranquility. Peace, JOHN
Quote from: Michael Slusser on February 26, 2016, 12:03:45 PMCandidates for Congress make promises that can only be fulfilled if they get the cooperation of other members of Congress and acceptance by the President; candidates for President make promises that can be fulfilled only if they get the cooperations of members of Congress. In other words, a candidate who makes promises is promising what other people will do. In these days of no compromise, so no results, a candidate would be wiser not to promise anything.Peace,Michael
Quote from: LutherMan on February 26, 2016, 01:31:26 PMChris Christie Endorses Donald Trump and Calls Marco Rubio 'Desperate'http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/26/chris-christie-endorses-donald-trump/
Quote from: Charles Austin on February 29, 2016, 06:29:59 AMSo the supposedly "liberal" media give the most coverage to Mr. Trump? We will need to think about that.The real big question that I consider under-reported is the matter of Mr. Trump not being aligned with conservative on issues of abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberties, and the need for a personal faith. How a man who does not even know how to say "Second Corinthians" gets all the adulation from "evangelicals" is a great mystery to me.