Elections

Biden-Trump: Spotlight on Cognitive Health

Remember when a divorce in your past would bar you from presidential aspirations? Well, Ronald Reagan, once married to Jane Wyman before tying the knot with actress Nancy Davis, took divorce off the list of presidential prohibitions. Donald Trump came along and became the first president to have been divorced twice and married thrice. How about the idea that you had to be a Protestant in a country founded on Protestant ideals if you really wanted to be seriously [...]

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By |2024-04-13T03:03:00+00:00April 13, 2024|Brain, Cognitive Health, Elections, History, Human Mind, Presidency, Senility|

Where Have All Our Public Servants Gone?

Uncle Sam Wants You— If you can afford to get elected to public office! The more I think about how I make my decisions about who I want to be President or Governor or Senator or in the U.S. House of Representatives, it strikes me that it is not really about politics. It’s about humanity. I want men and women in office who seem to be in it for the noblest reason of all, public service. We’ve [...]

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By |2023-11-09T17:49:43+00:00November 9, 2023|Conservatives, Democracy, Elections, Liberals, Partisanship, Voting|

Bring Back Reason and Rhyme at Election Time!

Campaign slogans with and without exclamation points! Slogans have been a part of presidential campaigns since George Washington was fitted for his first set of wooden teeth. Washington himself didn’t need a slogan. He was, after all, the “Father of Our Country.” How could he lose? Then there was the I-cannot-tell-a-lie story that we now know was itself a lie dreamed up by a biographer. As we’re seeing in the preliminary rounds of the 2024 Presidential Election, [...]

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By |2023-11-02T15:44:25+00:00November 2, 2023|Biden, Campaign Rhetoric, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, Presidency, Republicans, Trump|

Just Believe What You Want to Believe!

Doctors used to endorse smoking as healthful and smokers kept puffing. What do vitamins and memory-enhancing supplements have to do with campaign ads and federal laws protecting us from false advertising claims? It all comes down to this: We all get to believe what we want to believe. Never has it been truer than during the opening years of this decade. Why? Because an amazing number of U.S. citizens want things to coincide with and confirm their [...]

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By |2023-10-25T14:33:36+00:00October 25, 2023|Advertising, Beliefs, Campaign Rhetoric, Elections, Health, Israel, Palestinians, Trump, Truth|

Hurtful and Hateful Humor Returns to American Politics

It’s one of the things that has made America great. Humor can be the great equalizer— from the wisecracking GI coping with wartime stress to the disaster victim refusing to submit to self-pity. It’s even prevalent in politics and government, though carefully rendered in political campaigns with mixed results. We think of Ronald Reagan, 73, and the oldest person ever to run for President at the time (both Trump and Biden were older in the last election) in the [...]

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By |2023-06-28T19:26:03+00:00June 28, 2023|Campaign Rhetoric, Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Trump|

Voting: It’s a Privilege to Do the Right Thing

Despite jokes about dead people voting, election security is strong. It’s been quiet on the American front for many years now. Or so it seems. Even as I absorb the reality of observing three quarters of a century of a blessed life, I don’t think of myself as having lived through any great historical movements that dramatically changed the course of American life. Looking back, I guess when something is part of your past you don’t think [...]

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They’re Hooked on “A Feeling” about Election Fraud

Winks and nudges to keep the woke mob at bay. The most highly sought state-level office across these United States —27 state races with 119 Republican and Democratic candidates from Alabama to Wyoming as we approach the dreaded 2022 Primary Elections—is that of Secretary of State. It is a battle for control of our democratic process—namely, the sanctity of our votes—with Republican Conservative candidates blatantly anointing Trump as the party savior while continuing to promulgate the election [...]

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Terrorism Tamed to “Legitimate Political Discourse”

Does it? In a true Democracy, three Presidents since 1988 would have lost.  In a simple system of majority rule, Mr. Biden’s thumping margin of more than seven million votes would have been the last word. For that matter, so would Hillary Clinton’s national margin of nearly three million votes in 2016: Mr. Trump would not have had a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address in which to barricade himself in 2020. — Jedediah Britton-Purdy in the January 2, [...]

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By |2022-02-06T04:10:43+00:00February 6, 2022|Biden, Conservatives, Elections, Electoral College, Terrorism, Trump, Voter Fraud, Voting|

A Pair of Republicans Worth Emulating

As the charges of voter fraud run their course, some party loyalists have stood their ground. I can’t think of a time when so many people — people who regard themselves as patriots are as distrustful of our democracy as today. Having a president who fuels that mistrust to the extent where supporters view everything around them as a conspiracy is certainly a big part of it. The election has been portrayed as a massive fraud with [...]

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By |2022-01-24T09:09:56+00:00December 2, 2020|Conservatives, Conspiracies, Elections, Partisanship, Republicans, Voter Fraud|

Election Lesson: United We Stand; Divided We’ll Fall

Wailing in the White House won’t help bring us together. I must confess I resisted following the blow-by-blow coverage of the presidential election, which required much of last week to project a winner. My attitude was just let me know when it is all over but the shouting. Well, the election part is over, anyway. As usual the shouting, better described as wailing, comes from a president who fears becoming something he detests above all things— a [...]

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