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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:19 PM

 

Competing while civil

I watched a hustings for the Liberal Democrat party leader here in the UK today and oh my goodness, what a breath of fresh air. As a Brit, I have witnessed the near annihilation of civil discourse in the political landscape over the last three years. Traditionally, we have had a much more passive aggressive politeness than the US, but it was polite. In the US, not so much. In the UK these days, not at all.

So anyway, back to the hustings, where two political allies, from the same party, agreed on pretty much every policy detail, and spent their time selling their strengths as a leader. At no time did they try and game out the other, they were polite, fact based and enthusiastic for their party.

Just THIS.

They did no allow the bullshit and the nasty to evade their space. They did not try and pull each other down, they just tried to build themselves up.

THAT....

Cause no right wing press or Russian Troll Farm can divide and conquer them. No quotes, no smears, no communication loop of bollocks.

Not sure if this should be in this Forum. But at the same time it should.... because in the humble opinion of your UK cousin, the more the primaries look like this the better. Circle the wagons and shit out. Not shit inside the circle, IMO.

PS - in case you did not realise, we are all part of the circle...
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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