It's a term used by Trump supporters to label people who ask them to account for what they've done and what they're planning to do. It's sort of a blended Shaggy/Chewbacca Defense applied to political positions. The underlying sentiment is "I don't need to answer that because the person who's asking is Emmanuel Goldstein."Is "extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome" a thing?
The Democrats will win the election. The country is becoming less tolerant of Mr. Trump's behavior. He is the one shooting himself in the foot. He has not risen to the challenge of leading in a crisis.So - with 6 months remaining before the US election (assuming of course that the election will still happen), what's the feeling amongst voters? Will the result be a referendum on Trump's covid performance -or is the pre-covid rhetoric by Republicans about their economic achievements still the central issue? And in a likely persisting covid community infection, will it matter who the Democrat candidate is?
"blended Shaggy/Chewbacca Defense" -Shirley that's not a thing? I do like your unique turn of phrase - it hides what I suspect is an impressive intellect!!It's a term used by Trump supporters to label people who ask them to account for what they've done and what they're planning to do. It's sort of a blended Shaggy/Chewbacca Defense applied to political positions. The underlying sentiment is "I don't need to answer that because the person who's asking is Emmanuel Goldstein."
I do not find US to be in "dire circumstances" at the current moment. Should the pandemic lock downs remain too long, then we may move into "dire". My comments are based on my life long evaluation of the failure of our form of government. As you rightly point out, no governing method can remain constant. Change is the only constant. However, one may not like the change that comes. I do not like the changes I have observed.^^^ Bruce: thanks for the candid response - I suspect more than a tad influenced by the dire circumstances in which Americans now find themselves.
You have no doubt that i am correct? Then my friend forgive me, for if you think I am correct, you may be proved a fool. Certainly many feel my views to be antiquated and foolish.I agree that the old model of democracy needs revision - but there ain't nothing special about democracy; like every other man-made or deity-made (if you believe in such beings) thing on this fragile blue planet, why shouldn't democracy have a use-by date?
I've no doubt that you are correct, but my personal opinion is that the single biggest factor that has/will signal the demise of democracy is education!! It's a two-edged sword; yes, it results in informing citizens and in shaping their greater demands of Government - but more importantly it also provides Governments with more effective tools to influence voter behaviour. I don't for one second suggest that the pace of education should be diminished!
I understand. I do not believe that one can form a government that incorporates all those divergent points of view. There are fundamental beliefs incorporated in all of those forms. How does one pick and choose the pieces without loosing the prime idea? Maybe there is a way... I leave that discussion for those far above my intelligence level.I don't share your views of socialism. Neither do I dismiss other systems of government like Communism, Monarchy, Confederacy, or even Anarchy! IMO, they all have their advantages and their foibles. Notwithstanding the tendancy to think about these options as being mutually exclusive, they are not! The trick is to pick-and-choose elements from each that suit the needs of citizens (for the times)!
How does one now implement such a change? When such a large block would be directly affected, could one implement such?As for your assertion that America's high penetration of government workers influence election outcomes - what about breaking the nexus between the two? "Separation of powers" works in America (well... to a degree) for the judicial system - why can't it work for the myriad government services that affect ALL citizens' daily lives? It works in other first world countries that claim to practice democracy and it removes the direct influence of the ruling party (albeit Government decisions like reduced budgets do still have an impact)
If you read what I have written, it does not matter who they put up. The people will vote against the party in power. Time of crisis historical facts...So who are they going to be replacing Biden with in order to get this win?
Bush Jr. was a two term president. He was term limited, not voted out. Did you mean Bush Sr.?If you read what I have written, it does not matter who they put up. The people will vote against the party in power. Time of crisis historical facts...
Understand, I am not saying I support the DEMs.. I do not. But I am resigned to the fact they will win.
Some will say it ain't over until its over... Well, yeah, think back to Bush Jr... think back to Jimmy Carter.... they were voted out - not because they had failed but because the crisis underway leads many to blame the President and choose to remove.
It's history... what would change this election?