I try to avoid the dualistic "left/right" thing and try to consider issues independently of party platform. So, on some issues I am "left" others "right".
A while back on a road trip I was listening for the 1st time to “air America”- the liberal radio station. I was expecting to hear an intelligent debate on issues with constructive criticism of some of Bush’s policies. Instead I listened to an endless rant of Bush labeling and bashing comparing him to Hitler, Stalin and Satan.
In fact if you took out the word “Bush” and replaced it “liberal/ democratic” and changed the other labels, It would have sounded like far right wing trash talk.
After 40 minute of this crap I got a headache and put on some Cd’s . When I got home I checked their website only to find Jerry Springer on the front page. Jerry Springer?!!! You expect any reasonable adult to take you seriously when you have Jerry Springer as one of your main talents?!
I often wonder when America will grow tired of sophistry and rhetoric.
Already days after one of the worst disasters in our history the professional demagogues are out flourishing and pointing fingers. Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and Iraq there is plenty of blame to go around. Why defend your position on issues you barely understand and trust in liars? Why go to blogs to reinforce misperceptions? The sad fact is most political discussion in America is childish, partisan, staged and appeals to the worst aspects of the human ego. In fact, most of it is just bar room talk.
Does anyone else get tired of the people telling you want to hear? Any else tired of blame and negative narcissistic rants? Thoughts from a lone moderate.