Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 
HOW SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS DESTROYED THE DEMOCTRATS IN THE LAST ELECTION
 
If you really want to understand what happened, and why it has been 22 years since a Democrat has held state wide office in Texas you must read the following article from the Chicago Tribune.  Most interesting is another article in the Tribune of the high murder rate in Chicago, and in particular Christmas Day.  People kill not guns.  Cities like Chicago got to where they are because of the policies of the Democratic Party.  Remember I am not a Democrat, I am a classsically trained socialist.  I was very proud of the Senator Harry Reid calling out the Democratic Party leadership
 
 
"If Trump pursued the politics of resentment in courting white, working-class voters and their rural cousins, Democrats succumbed to what I call "the politics of righteousness" in overlooking their concerns and underestimating their power. By righteousness I mean the tendency of the Democratic Party to assume ownership of the moral high ground whenever cultural values and social norms are at issue in American politics — and to presume that those who disagree are, as Hillary Clinton put it, "a basket of deplorables."


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The last couple of days in NY have been long.  As a clan we are way too big for one function.  Monday was my 4th family function.  Yesterday while typing my brother honked and I had to run so I could not finish.

NO ON IS LISTENING - JUST YELLING

Because I know how government works, I have no idea what to expect once Trump takes office.  The Democrats have as much to loose, as the Republicans.  Our family is very diverse in their views.  80% of the American people were not happy with the choice between Trump and Clinton.  But when I listen to people and hear the endless trashing of Michele Obama for agreeing with the 80% of the American people it tells me things are only going to get worse over our divisions. 

The lack of knowledge is mindnumbing.  According to some we are worse off because of Obama, an Obama creaated welfare and bigotry.  Mindnumbing.  Others will say Trump will put us in a civil war and they are ready to fight.  Yea right, so long as they do not have to leave the safe haven of their computer.

IT IS TIME WE BEGIN TO LISTEN

There is a middle somewhere in this country.  This idea that only one party or the other has the answers is absurd.

MY REAL FEAR

The federal judiciary.  There was a time they pretty much stuck to the law.  The decision by the Supreme Court to basically cut in half how many cases they hear empowered the federal court of appeals to ignore Supreme Court authority.  This in turn has now trickled down to the federal trial judges.  We as a nation have nothing in place to control the federal trial judges.  They can bankrupt you for political reasons and you are powerless to stop them. 

We either work to find a middle, or slowly watch our country die.

1 comment:

BobbyWC said...

Sorry did not finish. My brother honked. We are on our way to Peconuc Bay for fresh scallops

Bobbywc