I rather like this quote: “In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.
Seems to fit the Australian political scene as well at the moment.
Lew looks at the shift to the political right in the USA and there are some parallels to our current Australian experience. Makes for interesting reading, so click through to read the full article!
It seems to me…
“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.
Our political parties have fundamentally different visions of what kind of country we should have and neither is feeling sufficiently politically weak to agree to the other side’s vision; there remains essentially no room for independent thinking within the conservative movement.
There has been a move to the right in U.S. political leadership where measures frequently are discussed or proposed that would have been anathema to conservatives under the Eisenhower or even the Reagan administration. This shift to the extreme right cannot be characterized in any way other than as a development of a radical political movement that threatens the very stability and character of the U.S. as we have known it. Isn’t it time for common sense and reason to return to political discourse? The radical right attempts to label the Democratic Party…
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