Sheer Beauty: Tommy Emmanuel, "Morning Aire"

Belafon10/20/2019 8:50:24 am PDT

re: #100 retired cynic

I know we are torn on here, with some of us wanting to smite them hip and thigh and others wanting to reach those who are reachable. I am torn all by myself! So this was an interesting op ed this morning in WaPo by Anne Applebaum.

Slovakia’s president suggests a way out of the world’s populist quagmire

There’s some good points to be taken from that, but there are a number of things that won’t apply. For one, we’ve already tried the idea that it would be better for children to have two parents of the same sex than to be stuck in an institution. That has been dismissed by the Right, and they’re still working to ban gays from adopting.

For another, Democratic policies poll far better than Republican ones, and get majorities across the board. But all you have to do is attach them to Democrats and Republicans will block them out of spite.

I think you do have to go with what Warren is doing, talk about the problems and solutions, and try to bring people on board, because, as I said, Democratic proposals are popular. But we’re not going to be able to count on GOP votes, and there’s no reason to water them down just to get votes.