Election 2016, Politics

Fear Driven Democracy

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The 2016 election is different than any election I can remember. A popular talk show host recently speculated about the differences, why non-politicians have become so popular in the Republican Party concomitant with the unpopularity of established politicians. He attributed it to fear. I think he is correct. Both Conservatives and Liberals seem to be afraid. Both groups fear the…

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Election 2016, Politics

Demagoguery, a bi-partisan political tool.

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Demagoguery, from Vocabulary.com:  “Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side. Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people. Demagoguery isn’t based on reason, issues, and doing the right thing; it’s based on stirring up fear…

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Election 2016, Favorites, Politics

We American’s are stupid.

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I spent a large part of my life involved in human resources administration.  My expertise in those days included job analysis and the development of skill requirements needed in hiring successful individuals for those jobs. As I apply the knowledge I learned as a Human Resources professional to the current Presidential election, I have to conclude that we, as voters,…

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