VOTE FOR POLICY OR CHARACTER?
C-Span presented the following discussion and well worth hearing. As for Liz Cheney, I hold her in high regard for integrity but in low esteem for policy. Trickle Down has worked well for the Cheney’s, but is a corrupt economic policy as regards free markets, in one person’s opinion. Especially partnered with Citizens United and www.alec.org, it is a system to transfer the wealth of the nation from to the top of the Pyramid Scheme. But that’s as applies to the economy and the Reagan notions. As applies to the integrity of Liz Cheney, this seems to pertain to democracy, and is a system, if voters are awake, that can challenge Trickle Down Theories even while those supporting democracy are proponents for Trickle Down.. And so one can imagine voting for Liz Cheney as compared to, for example, voting for a Duopoly-owned President mouthing admirable policies but lacking integrity.
Some people voted for Bernie Sanders and then Howie Hawkins in order to choose both character and policy.
The views of Li Cheney are important while her policies are questionable.https://www.aol.com/news/cheney-knocks-growing-putin-wing-003902760.html –In a sweeping conversation with John S. McCain Democracy Fellow Sofia Gross, Cheney talked about the “stunning developments” she sees in the Republican Party that have stoked her concerns about the American republic and the democratic process.
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During an Alex Wagner (MSNBC) interview, Charles Blow made a relevant observation that the GOP seems to tolerate if not prefer moral depravity in politicians because this indicates ability to control said character. The politician on topic was Herschel Walker, who draws attention by his own statements.
https://www.msnbc.com/alex-wagner-tonight/watch/racial-context-helps-explain-confounding-aspects-of-georgia-senate-race-150112325845 —Charles Blow, opinion columnist for the New York Times, talks with Alex Wagner about the “race game” being played by Donald Trump in propping up Herschel Walker’s candidacy, and the broader racial context in Georgia that helps explain how such a plainly unqualified candidate can carry so much Republican support.
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Charles Blow concluded that choice of such a candidate by the GOP seemed based upon ability to control such a personality. This candidate toes the Party line perhaps in keeping with lack of personal standing on a given issue.
Some people have made the same point about the curious association between the GOP and Trump.
In FACT we probably have a Supreme Court based upon these characteristics.
A person with a firmly-considered stance should be open to argument, but may be harder to herd by Establishment hierarchy. Others are open to persuasion motivated by self-interest, greed, or hubris.
But this is probably a system of the 2-Party system which has little to nothing to do with the US Constitution. That elections are run by the Democratic/Republican Party seems corrupt. Any assumption that voters decide elections seems overly optimistic. Three policies have insinuated between voters and results, and they are Citizens United, www.alec.org, and the Electoral College. The Electoral College feels like a bad joke played upon the US voter by The Founders who themselves owned slaves and cut out of the voting process, large swaths of people. But even the Electoral College could be maintained within bounds of integrity if Citizens United wasn’t the Supreme Court decision that introduced corruption into the election process byway of campaign donations.
This isn’t to imply that the Republicans are the only Party that uses subterfuge in the choice of candidates. We have the Jimclyburn/Joebiden insinuation away from the obvious voter interest in Bernie Sanders in 2020. Republicans seem to prefer quasi-dictatorial personalities who are openly brutish as their red herring, while Democrats go for a folksy aw-shucks type of theater. Obama revealed his desire to go along to get along when he made the publicly-announced decision to take PAC money. This was a declaration of to whom his loyalties lie.
Obama was an especially adroit choice for President by the Democratic Party, because any criticism of his policies, and there are many mistakes to mention (fast-track TPP, ignoring the Flint water crisis before and after the fact, the Clinton Foundation/State-Department connection, bail out of perpetrators of the Financial Meltdown of 2008,to name a few), will result in a quick accusation of racism.
This week a C-Span CBC Institute discussion about the electoral process endeared by presenting someone who walked up to the line of Obama criticism, stepped back, and was met by titters from the audience with someone saying, (paraphrase), amid laughter, ‘go ahead, you can say it’. This feels quite cowardly. Especially when those who speak truth to power can be called racist for comments about bad policy.
https://popularresistance.org/who-sabotaged-nord-stream-pipelines/ –US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gloated that the attacks on Nord Stream offered a “tremendous opportunity” to weaken Russia.“Ultimately this is also a tremendous opportunity. It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy,” Blinken said. “That’s very significant, and that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come.”US fossil fuel corporations in particular are reaping the rewards of this “tremendous opportunity.”
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If you read nothing else in this opinion piece, please read this. Thanks to Rema Loeb for sharing——https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid0kyrBZxJ9fr3ePkuufN9JJrcRYNhHWoeqUh1np4kLbhd8S8UbBiJK36jRixuvP5LTl –A 26-year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but suddenly the water in the cup ‘blew up’ into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand, but all the water had flown out into his face due to the build-up of energy . His whole face is blistered and he ha
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From greenpeace and janefonda—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IwvKmUI4o —
Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda, Lena Gonzalez, and Maricruz Ramirez
Streamed live on Oct 7, 2022 Actor and activist Jane Fonda welcomes California State Senator Lena Gonzalez and community organizer Maricruz Ramirez for an inspiring Fire Drill Fridays celebrating the historic climate and public health victory in California. Jane, Senator Gonzalez, and Maricruz will shed light on what this victory means for people and our planet, and the lessons along the way that can help us strengthen the climate movement. –end of greenpeace info–
****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-