From: Jackson Tn
..... While there are some very good reasons to think this president is a poor one, some on the left would have you believe that-no-you must just be a racist (elitist, Republican, white man, rich person, 1% er, religious zealot, gun lover, etc. are other 'you must be an... arguments to trot out in these circumstances too).
Hee hee - welcome to UK politics, particularly during the Blair era. If one made any statement, query or question (regardless of how innocuous) regarding illegal immigration for example, that person was immediately shot down and denounced by the BBC, the Guardian, and other left wing organisations as a Fascist - thus effectively all debate was ended. Same for most other important topics too - NHS, Welfare State etc .And now look where we are.... but hey - that's democracy
I really have no problem with the atmosphere of politics. It is dishearting to hear people say "politics is so nasty today". Folks who say that do not know their history. Hear are a couple gems from US and British history:
He has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty.
Sam Houston, American politician, on Thomas Jefferson Green (1801-63), American politician
He would kill his own mother just so that he could use her skin to make a drum to beat his own praises.
Margot Asquith (1864-1945), writer and wife of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, on Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman