Chet Ruminski Wrote: Exactly why Trump got elected. You deny the problems then blame the negative results on other people.
What is so controversial about saying we get the government we vote, or don't vote, for?
When people don't vote then the people who do get to dictate things. When Bernie or busters were so upset that their guy didn't win that they were willing to thwart the will of the people then they deserve to be blamed for the mess we are in. When people vote for a third party candidate in the "winner take all" system we have then they can't complain when a narcissistic sociopath is elected.
How is that controversial?
I'm not denying anyone's problems. I'm calling them out for consistently voting for a party that is proven to have done absolutely nothing to better their lives as opposed to a party that is at least honest with them about how difficult it is to make peoples lives better in a stubbornly complex world going through rapid technological change.
Honesty doesn't go a long way when demagogues are promising you everything in the world for free! though.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: Incrementalism created the mess. So the worst possible person elected and turns out to be the worst possible president and that is going to elect democrats .
Give me a break. Incrementalism didn't create this mess.
Here's the thing that many Americans simply refuse to admit - the world is changing. The world is not the same as it was post WWII where Europe and much of Asia was in shambles. It was really easy to give **WHITE MEN** great paying jobs even if they had minimal education and no skills when they had no competition at home or abroad.
Technological, social, cultural, and sexual revolutions upended **WHITE MEN's** stranglehold on everything. That has pissed off those **WHITE MEN** and their families who grew accustomed to being in charge of everything even if they weren't qualified.
Instead of taking it upon themselves to seek out new educational opportunities to help themselves and their families to begin adapting to this ever changing world, they threw a hissy fit and blamed immigrants, black people, and the gays for all of their problems.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: Too bad the worst healthcare , income inequality , unfair system didn't bring a Democratic tide. One person tries to right wrongs and the majority opinion shrugs him off . Trump's horrible but what is the alternative , status quo ???
Tell that to my wife who was denied health coverage due to a preexisting condition before Obamacare was passed.
The Democratics did get a "tide" in 2008, but the people who swept those Democrats into power had crazy expectations for them to reverse the near economic collapse of our country in a matter of months. So instead of staying the course they stayed home in 2010.
You know who didn't stay home in 2010? Republicans. They voted in anti-government Tea Partiers who took over our Congress and made President Obama's life a living hell for the next six years. Those same anti-government Tea Partiers also happened to get swept into power during a redistricting year, cementing their power for the next decade or more.
And instead of blaming the anti-government Tea Partiers, Republicans, or the voters who swept them into power, you blame Barack Obama, Hillary, and Bill Clinton.
Your cognitive dissonance never ceases to amaze me.