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I have seen a lot of politics in my time. I have seen the good and the bad. Leaders from the right and the left. I have done what I can....opposed some policies and promoted others. But I have to say that I have never been embarrassed about being an American. At least up until now.
At this moment, I am more than embarrassed. I am ashamed. Ashamed that we have a President who refuses to call out racism. Ashamed that I must cringe every time he opens his mouth. Ashamed that other countries see . . .
It is discouraging to watch what happened in Charlottesville and then watch the discourse that follows.
This isn't hard to explain. It was an attack on the civil order. It was hate. It was a criminal act.
And yet, I read some of the most ridiculous arguments about this as if there are "shades of grey". Some Trump supporters blame the victims. Some argue that to criticize the President over his reaction is unpatriotic and shouldn't be questioned. I even read one comment that said the city pulled back their police intentionally in . . .
I am a bit concerned about the naivete of Erdmann's government view. He has not been active in politics - says he had to be neutral while he was coaching football. Although other teachers have been some of the most vocal activists I know, each person has to decide that.
But when explaining why he became a Democrat, Erdmann mentions the following...
Other aspects of why I would be a democrat, age 22, 23, I learned a very valuable lesson. It . . .
We have the best plan. It is a plan like no one has ever seen. When we put this plan together, you will be so happy and impressed. It is such a bigly big league venture, everyone will be saying it is the best plan they have ever seen. It will solve the problem, that I can tell you.
Trump on North Korea
We have the best plan. It is a plan like no one has ever seen. When we . . .