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I did not watch the last democratic debate and will not watch this one. How candidates stand in a group of 10 or so has nothing to do with how they will govern. One liners are entertaining but have nothing to do with how one would develop progressive policies to improve America. The only people who benefit from these debates are the media. They get ratings. They get to say who won or lost. They get to sell papers.

In the first debate, Harris took on Biden over busing. What the heck? Not busing today but his stance 40 years ago. Who cares? I’m sorry if Biden hasn’t evolved over 40 years there is something wrong with him. As long as he wasn’t on the courthouse steps yelling, “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever,” I can forgive Biden for whatever he did or said. Why was Harris bringing up something that happened over 40 years ago? Because she wants a leg up. She wants to do better in the polls. This is the problem with these debates. They aren’t debates where we can discuss a topic.

I’m sorry but I don’t think that we can get any meaningful information from these debates.

By |2019-07-12T18:36:05-04:00July 12th, 2019|Domestic Issues, Party Politics|Comments Off on Democratic Beauty Contest

No Collusion, now what?

The Mueller report is in. Attorney General Barr has released a summary. Basically, the recent court finds there was no collusion between Donald Trump or any of his campaign associates and the Russians. Secondly, the summary clearly outlines that the Russians did interfere with the 2016 election. This is something that Donald Trump has repeatedly denied. Thirdly, this summary briefly deals with the question of obstruction. In a very interesting sentence the report states, “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it does not exonerate him.” This is interesting.

I still have a few questions. Did Manafort really give the Russians polling data? Why did Flynn lie about meeting the Russian ambassador? Why was Comey fired if Trump wasn’t trying to obstruct justice? More to come.

Daily Kos has more.

By |2019-03-24T17:01:16-04:00March 24th, 2019|Domestic Issues, Trump administration|Comments Off on No Collusion, now what?