Election 2016, Favorites, Politics

The Four Horsemen of the American Political Apocalypse

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Revealed now to a nation in the throes of a nasty Presidential Election, are four politicians bringing destruction and chaos to the American electorate. Lacking in truth, moral character and viable ideological beliefs, these empowered political equestrians are analogous to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as revealed in the Book of Revelations. Where John’s foreseen biblical chastisement portends war,…

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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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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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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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Reality Check

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A quick note to my Democrat friends. Still one year away and the 2016 Presidential election is now assured to be a Republican victory. The attack on Paris and the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States have moved the election to where it is now the Republicans to lose. Can they still lose it? Sure, the most likely way…

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The Tempting Utopia of Bernie Sanders

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It is true. When I first started paying attention to Bernie Sanders and heard what he was saying, I was fascinated. My home is in rural Western United States but some time back I spent twenty two months living on the German economy. I spoke German, ate German, wore German clothes, sat on Danish furniture and lived in German apartments.…

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Bernie vs. Donald; the main event?

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Imagine the distinct possibility of a national election touting Bernie and The Donald as the main event. It seems to be the political apex for a divided nation hooked on television with consummate one liner put downs and where politics are gleaned from bumper stickers or Pinterest platitudes. The possibility while moving from unthinkable to almost probable, would certainly be…

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