Sunday, November 28, 2010

What me, worry?

Should President Obama worry about Palin positioning herself for a presidential run in 2012?

No.

He SHOULD worry about a country which would even consider supporting Palin for ANY political office.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lame Ducks

Some people have low expectations for the lame duck session of congress. I have low expectations for the ducks in congress, lame or not.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Enemy of Truth

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived, and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persistent, pervasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy

I recently ran across this quote, and thought it true, especially when related to the political climate in the United States. Myth is definitely more potent than lies because it is, often, not questioned. After a while, especially in politics, it is taken as fact by its proponents and any attempt to rectify the belief shunned or completely ignored.

These political myths tend to occur in the most radical elements at both ends of the political spectrum. Those elements tend to listen to only those proponents of these myths and take their statements without questioning the factual basis of the statements. This allows no room for compromise as they are unwilling to listen to any statement which contradicts the myth.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Out of the mouth of politicians . . .

Hearing a politician tell ME what the "American People" want still makes my blood boil. This is especially true of the Republicans and their far-right Tea Party members. These groups are going to take us right back into the Bush-era free market failures which led to the meltdown of the economy in the first place. They want the failed policies restored so their supporters can make as much money as possible while the rest of the "American People" suffer. They claim to want to create jobs, but the only jobs that are created are in other countries.