You can always tell what sort of a mood I'm in when I drag out the above picture again; and it usually has something to do with depression and politics (or politicians).
TRUMPALIN: need one say more! What a dreadful prospect for the poor US of A, and what an even worse prospect for his cheer-leaders, who will eventually come to realise what bloody fools they were for having supported him (much like those who supported Blair in the UK; but would now never admit to it). I notice they've also got some disgraced ex-president's dodgy wife in the running.
Over in the UK it's just as sad. Thank goodness they have a good common-sense party in control, and things are going very well for Britain PLC. But on the opposition benches they have a small unintelligent little boy, parading in the body of a scruffy old age pensioner, who is fast dragging his party down into a political nowhereland.
Like most people (excluding certain N Koreans), I happen to think that a healthy democracy requires strong leaders from varying parties who see things from different points of view; however juvenile they may be. This encourages good debate, and hopefully wise decisions. But with a lower-forth-form Commie leading the Socialists in the UK, this just doesn't happen. I think the UK deserves a competent Labour leadership on the opposition benches, not some bunch of misguided PC fanatics.
On most Wednesdays at mid-day I watch Prime Ministers Questions, live on TV, and I'm appalled by Jeremy Corbyn's childish banter. You can say what you like about Dave's education, but when you've battled through debating societies both at school and at university, it doesn't take much skill to make Corbyn look like the rank, misguided, amateur that he surely is.
Dear oh dear; do wake up Labour, and get rid of that plonker tout de suite..... pronto
As you'd expect I disagree with your views about the current government but am with you to a large degree on Corbyn. A principled man but he makes some monumentally incomprehensible decisions, like the vegan farming minister. I'm really struggling with who might get my lefties vote next time around. xReplyDelete
I like to listen to all sides of any political argument, but Corbyn just doesn't 'cut the mustard'. He makes Miliband look like a statesman.Delete
Trump as President and Corbyn as PM - it doesn't bear thinking about. Two total incompetents as heads of two powerful nations. With politics going the way they are, it's easy to see why people bury their heads in the sand...if it gets much worse, I'll be going to join them.ReplyDelete
We have an interesting couple of years ahead in UK/US politics.... I expect we'll all end up being surprised.Delete
I do hope it's a pleasant surprise, Cro.Delete
If Clinton is indicted she'll be replaced by OAP Bernie, and if Trump falls he'll be replaced by Cruz. A very different picture.Delete
That photo. It reminds me of nearly 60yrs ago when the new school uniform beret always had it's topknot tail removed.ReplyDelete
Is it worry or discontent that makes Party supporters turn to the extreme?
Isn't that beret-ism? I think it's frustration that radicalises people. You only have to look at the rise of Le Pen's FN here in France.Delete
I would be interested to see what sort of leader Hilary Benn would make for the Labour party.ReplyDelete
He's not as bonkers as his dad. The Russians called Anthony W-B 'an unnecessary simpleton', and in the UK he was known as 'the most dangerous man in Britain'. I don't think Hilary merits either title; I haven't heard him speak much, but he always sounds pretty intelligent to me.Delete
I'm trying to picture Trump in the White House. I do hope all this idiocy is just a fake facade he uses to get the redneck vote and if/when he hits the White House it will all be dropped and the REAL Donald Trump will shine forth. It's a dream, I admit it. I'm still shivering in my boots here in Canada as I wait for Justin Trudeau to show his true lights.ReplyDelete
I don't think there's any real chance of him becoming President. At least I hope not.Delete
Cro, I know nothing about UK political parties or their leaders, but I am Hillary Clinton's biggest supporter and have revered her for a long time. She would be a great leader in the US. It's 50/50 here; but God help us if Trump or Cruz get in office.ReplyDelete
I heard this morning that there's a good chance she'll be indicted by the CIA. I've no idea what she's done, but why would they say that?Delete
The right wing hates the Clinton's. They spent over ten million dollars investigating the White Water lies and eight years and never found a thing wrong. Just a smear campaign. Then her email server as Secretary of State, another smear campaign. They go back and classify documents that weren't marked top secret beforehand. Just another way for the billionaires that run the Republican right wingers to use their smear tactics. They started these tactics after the last Obama election, knowing that she'd probably run. In the US, anyone can sue for anything which just makes the lawyers rich.Delete
Right on DonnaDelete
Well Cruz beat Trump in Iowa, though he's not much better. John Kasich is the best of the bunch and he doesn't stand a chance.ReplyDelete
We don't always get the best man/woman for the job; we just have to pray that we don't get the worst.Delete
You might, or might not be interested in reading Dark Money, a new book by Jane Mayer, that takes a look into the activities of the Koch brothers.ReplyDelete
Politics in the United States is getting more and more odd, and sometimes seems like games to divert our attention from what's really going on in the world.
I certainly don't want the Clintons moving back into the White House, yet don't think too much of any of the other current Presidential contenders. Bill Clinton's behavior made George Bush's election possible. In my opinion.
I'll stop typing now before i really get going.
I don't like 'dynasties'. One from any family is enough; two sounds like nepotism.Delete
If we could only get to another planet and start over again. This old earth is getting crazier and crazier.ReplyDelete
Oh dear Cro, I know I shouldn't feel like this, but whenever politics rears its head - either here or in the US - I just want to put my head under a blanket.ReplyDelete