It's very easy for Americans to ignore the working poor...individual ruggedness and all that fun stuff.kalm wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:50 amSame here. The turn against Bernie was palpable with some of my friends as well.∞∞∞ wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 amHad three friends (all older) change their votes from Sanders to Biden this week because they think he can beat Trump. I mean VA was always Biden's to lose, but I really wish people simply vote for who best aligns with their beliefs instead of who they think can win. I'm sure the media barrage since SC took a toll too.
The primary turnout has been FANTASTIC though; it bodes well for November, even if the electoral college means only a handful of states actually matter.
As I’ve said before, I learned my lesson with Obama’s 1st term appointments and have voted on principle ever since. I know....politicians are unprincipled and dishonest?....huge shocker!
But it’s pervasive throughout business and greater society as well. If you’re not lying and cheating your way to the top, you’re the asshole.
I’m afraid of becoming a moralistic old curmudgeon. I hate humans.
When you have a comfy home, good job, good benefits, good inheritance, nice car, and your "worldly" vacations are Mexican beach resorts and major European cities, you don't have to see the large segment of society who works 16 hours and can't afford rent or education, people who decide between money and their health, folk who can't afford good lawyers and receive prison sentences for minor offenses, immigrants who escape tyranny to find themselves in a cycle of poverty, the mentally ill who can't hold a job...
...but hey, they should pull themselves up by the bootstrap.