stuper1 wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 pm
The leftists like to say that the US is the laughingstock of the world because we elected Trump as our president. To that I say: 1) I couldn't care less whether anybody else likes our leader, and 2) I don't believe that most of the world is laughing, because I think that much of the world actually respects a leader who conspicuously puts the interests of his own country first.
What I want to know is why aren't the leftists worried about the rest of the world laughing at the US for this manufactured Kavanaugh spectacle about things that supposedly happened in high school? I can't imagine that the rest of the world isn't laughing uproariously at us for this. Not that I really care, but again this is something that the leftists and their minion media like to say all the time about Trump.
Some on the left care about this. Some on the left don't care much. Many probably feign their concern, just as many conservatives feign concern on a number of micro-topics to help them assemble an embarrassing narrative towards "the left," whatever that is.
Other countries probably don't care much about the nomination norms of Supreme Court judges. What many folks in other countries probably find odd is how we give these people lifetime appointments, and while I wouldn't classify that under "embarrassing," I totally agree with that sentiment.
Of far-more concern than whether power treats power (dem senators treat a judicial nominee or Repub senators treat other senators) should be how power treats those without it. Either the masses or individuals. Focusing on the former in lieu of the latter on a consisten basis shows a nakedly partisan slant. One that we should, imo, be embarrassed about, though not because any foreigner tells us we should be.
And Donald Trump may be conspicuous, but the idea that he's acting in American's best interest is ridiculous. He's acting, as the elite does, in American Capital's best interest. I know some of us are good savers, but let's not kid ourselves about who our lot is in with... it's those who sell their labor for compensation.