That must be why Trump and Guilliani have moved the goal posts so often since
his inauguration, and why Repubs now pretend that the end zone is the 50-yard
Politics isn't a team sport. Not that team sports aren't, at least
covertly, a rich mans' game. No, politics is more like yachting or
dressage. You can watch, and you can have a fishing boat or horse. But you need
a boat ton of money to actually participate. Otherwise, you're just a
I remain a committed No Trump conservative, always have, always will. This is in
part because I am a George W. Bush type bleading heart conservative who is very
pro-immigration reform. However I have bit the bullet and voted for enemies of
regularizing the status of undocumented immigrants before, even if I did return
Chris Cannon to office because of his stance on this issue.Why could
I not vote Trump even though I did not want Mrs. Clinton shifting the balance of
the court. Because character matters, and I remember that as the searing
indictment against W. J. Clinton in my tean years. Well, character is something
that Trump lacks. He cheated on his first wife. He attempted to use eminent
domain to drive widows out of their homes to expand his casino. I could go on
and on. I can not support such a person as the head of my country, and so I
could not vote for him.
@Impartial7: "Since Citizens United, most of our politicians are owned by
corporations."Had you complained about the vast influence of
organized labor prior to Citizens United you'd have some credibility today.
Ditto if you'd raised alarms about a biased media exerting too much
influence. But since you were fine with huge amounts of labor money flowing into
politics and media placing their entire hands on the scales, but only got upset
when the business side was allowed a level playing field, your complains look a
more like sour grapes than any kind of astute political insights.Consider on the core of your complaint. Corporations don't get any votes.
All they can do is advertise and appeal to citizens to vote one way or
another.If citizens can be swayed to make bad voting decisions by
advertising, talk radio, internet fake news, or biased reporting, then we must
accept that direct democracy (ie citizens' initiatives) are at least as
problematic as any other election.Ignorant or immoral (including
covetous) people cannot govern themselves very long. Being swayed by dishonest
ads, or motivated to live at someone else's expense is the problem.
Respecting free speech is not.
Hannity is a cheerleader that does not care about the game. He is 100 percent
team always and people actually listen to him spin everynight.
Best book on this topic is The Sneetches by Dr. Suess. Once the Sneetches saw
the futility of arbitrary division, they were content and happy. I
have also noticed that dog walkers all belong to same political faction. You
greet each other, the dogs sniff each other, somebody makes a comment on the
weather and you wish each other well. We all have so much more in common than
we want to admit.
" Citizens can engage in civil discourse and productive compromise. Rabid
fans can only be appeased by victory."That really doesn't
matter. Most Americans are angry and frustrated that their voice doesn't
matter. At least those that don't fall into the Trump/FOX trap that
pretends that it still does. Since Citizens United, most of our politicians are
owned by corporations. The distractions that Trump throws around are designed to
get people to respond emotionally rather than intellectually. Keep focused on
the emotional issues like abortion, immigration, nationalism, etc. while they
continue to loot the treasury. Wake up America.