Tag: Candidates

Morality and Politics: Do You Try to Make Moral Choices?

 

I am cringing while I write this post, in a way I never have. I don’t trust that we can have a civil conversation about this topic; that I may open old wounds and create havoc. I’ve asked myself over and over whether I can trust all of you to be decent, moral human beings. I think I can trust you; I hope I can because this question has been nagging at me for months, and I need your help to resolve it. Let’s make this an opportunity to do it together, in our search for truth and understanding. That means putting aside the need to win or be right; I don’t think either of those efforts will be successful.

All that said, I have been struggling with my own morality related to politics.

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I found this picture this morning, of Democrat 2020 presidential hopefuls. Just look at this composite picture. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America lay out the extent of the devastation in Southeast Texas but also salute the first responders and big-hearted citizens who are rescuing their neighbors. They also unload on Antifa, as the leftist mob attacks people in Berkeley and chants, “No Trump. No Wall. No […]

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In a fascinating article excoriating the press, as well as the Clintonistas and Donald Trump, the author makes this provocative comment: I’ve personally witnessed elections in Africa and Latin America that had more legitimacy than the charade that will culminate here next Tuesday. The idea of the United States lecturing foreign countries about holding fair […]

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My Feelings About the Candidates in GIFs

 

I haven’t posted much these past couple of weeks on Ricochet, partly due to some personal matters and a big workload. It’s also due to the not-uncommon experience of reading other Ricochetti’s thoughts and feeling I’ve got nothing really to add to the insightful, eloquent, and often hilariously witty comments they’ve already made.

But this weekend, I felt inspired to share my own reactions to the idea of voting for, or seeing as President, some of the most prominent candidates. Having neither Majestyk’s wit nor the depth of political knowledge of Ricochet’s morning editors, I shall instead resort to a method favored by my generation — the Millennials — and express my emotions about the candidates in GIFs.

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(courtesy of American Conservative) http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-to-fight-isis-and-how-not-to/ This presents some new ideas, I think. My only concern is letting the ME have at each other without us refereeing. What becomes of Israel? Would all the countries pile on her? As the title suggests—go for it! More

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This should shake things up a little… More

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Run For The White House: A Guide To The Lesser Candidates

 

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.31.22 PMFor every Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Bernie Sanders, there’s a Robby Wells, Doug Shreffler, John Blythe, and Morrison Bonpasse. Below is a guide to some of the lesser-known candidates angling for the Most Unwanted Job In America.

Brad Winslow is IN!The only Democrat of Orange County, California, Brad Winslow’s platform is a call to arms on behalf of a 28th amendment to the Constitution that would give “Congress and the President a uniform set of goals that they must work on together” and “establishes a set of basic behavior guidelines for the relationship between these two branches.”

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Let Chaos Reign!

 

The_Melee,_Eglinton_TournamentWhy have “controlled” debates at all? Curt Anderson, in today’s WSJ, suggests that we just let the candidates debate each other whenever and wherever they like.

The Republican Party should be looking forward instead of backward—and seeking every opportunity to feature its roster of excellent candidates, rather than trying to find ways to constrict the field. The voters will do that, as is their prerogative. The simple truth is that competitive primaries usually make a party stronger, not weaker.

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We’ve all had to fill out job applications or sort through job applications with a question about “Weaknesses”. And we know that most everyone is tempted to write “I’m too much of a perfectionist” or “I need to delegate better as I tend to take on the whole workload myself and do it more competently […]

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I knew a guy in college who was studying to become a priest. His knowledge of history and apologetics was rudimentary. His philosophy was shallow. He was a meek character, exhibiting no particular strengths and aptitudes. But his faith was joyous and enthusiastic. His commitment to God was simple and constant. And through this simple love he provided better […]

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Pope Francis has apparently taken inspiration from William F Buckley, Jr. The first two hundred names in the Catholic phonebook are now eligible to become cardinals. It used to be that one rose through the clerical ranks and won a job that automatically came with a cardinal’s red hat, such as becoming the archbishop of […]

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Which Politicians Have Integrity?

 

Following last night’s travesty of a speech, we find ourselves in an lamentably familiar predicament. Our present administration reeks of corruption, lies and brazen lawlessness. But is there any way to make the public care?

It’s an enormously important question, and not just for political strategists. If the public doesn’t care, this is the new normal. If the public doesn’t care, then our Constitution will rapidly dwindle into little more than an interesting historical document. Where corruption isn’t punished, integrity will soon be effectively banished. No political party can maintain high standards of lawfulness if the other is permitted to cheat with reckless abandon.

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What Do Republican Politicians Want?

 

On Ricochet, we often debate which legislation and strategies are feasible under current political conditions and which are only pipe dreams. In this thread, I’d like to set aside what Republicans could do and instead focus on what Republicans would do if they had the power.

Assume a Republican super-majority in Congress. Assume a Republican president. Even assume a friendly majority on the Supreme Court. I am not predicting any of this. I’m just asking that we pretend these conditions for the sake of argument. 

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“In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.  What is the answer to the now-regular liberal strategy of demonization? Righteous indignation? Counter-accusations? Or a patient, joyful demeanor which allows insults to fall away like rain from a raincoat? More

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