Showing posts with label Bipartisanship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bipartisanship. Show all posts

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quoran Quickie

It's weird how things can go viral on Quora. My answers that I think will generate many views and upvotes invariably don't. The ones I think are just throwaways, like this one, get thousands of views and upvotes.

I guess now that extends to comments. A recent answer on who won the first presidential debate led me to this comment on it.

My hope is that Trump loses by a large margin and the GOP returns to the party of Reagan and Bush 1. Even though I am a Democrat, I want an opposition party that can keep the left in check on some of the more outlandish ideas (all corporations are evil, globalization is always evil etc). They have to get rid of all that anger, hate and fear, though, and I’m not sure how that happens.

As of this morning, it has 129 upvotes, the most I have ever had for a comment and the most I've seen on Quora in a while. It took me less than a minute to write but I guess it had an impact.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Speaking Your Mind

You really have to hand it to Chris Christie. The guy says what's on his mind and doesn't care who he offends. Either way, he's a straight shooter.

The president's done a great job, you say? Well, that's because he is a good president and has shown these last few days what kind of a leader he is in a crisis.

Who was it again that said they wanted to shut down FEMA?


And it's not just him. Imagine what would happen if we had another crisis like this and emergency management was done by states and private corporations.  Part of me almost wishes we could try it out for just one disaster so the right wing blogsphere would be put down for rabies once and for all.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Simply A Beautiful Site

It's a rare moment when you can find John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and Mitch McConnell all sharing a stage in agreement on an issue.

But that's what the story of San Suu Kyi does for people. Her courage in the face of tyranny was truly extraordinary and it warms my heart to see her receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

We certainly do have our differences in this country but seeing all these folks together in this photo gave me hope that we can work out our disagreements because we all cherish freedom and personal liberty.