What is the homeland? Apparently a place of feckless leadership that saves governors and their citizens from drowning in need after disasters; speciously a belief that Big Brother, the source of fear and loathing, should know more about a young couple’s pledge to kill than their own family; an imperfect place where the President is held responsible and blamed as incompetent for every individual complaint and bad dream Americans have while living in a free society in which Presidential efforts to attack a death threat with gun safety measures is roundly blocked by the very people who call Obama weak!
Is it weak not to go to war–again–halfway around the world, against a stateless enemy? Or is it weak to lie about threats to America while imposing a blind silence on what we all know: police have become executioners, white supremacy is on the raise, 9 Christians died in Charleston and only 2 GOP candidates campaigning in the region paid their respects.
For all the yelling, massive silence (like London’s blackouts) is imposed: on Christie theft of state pensions, his $2.7 billion budget shortfall; Huckabee’s class hatred for famous people and places to be sites for resettling refugees and donors to AIDS research. (Note: refugees have resettled without notice and the wealthy give to AIDS care.) Silence: on Cruz’s foreign policy beyond bluster-and-bomb (China, Europe, free trade), on education, jobs, infrastructure.
For all the noise, a lot was left unsaid.
Fear, Loathing and Republican Debaters – The New York Times http://nyti.ms/1T3CE6z