HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » Democratic Primaries (Forum) » This is offensive » Reply #37
Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!
In the discussion thread: This is offensive [View all]

Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 07:35 PM

37. I would hate to see the Trump administration

 

become a precedent for future administrations, rather than the bizarre anomaly that it is. If we accept this as the new norm-slinging insults, win at all costs, and never give an inch-we will begin to resemble third world countries, where civility and decorum are cast aside to make room for political blood sport.

All the changes that you hope your candidate will accomplish will become faded dreams, not because they weren't feasible or doable, but because the democratic process requires time and reasonable compromise. We did not wake up one day and have Social Security or Medicare as we know them today. It took planning, negotiation, and great political skill to make them a reality.

We need our thinkers and idealists to inspire us to be better, but we also need our capable pragmatists to bring about a tangible version of those ideas. Lofty rhetoric and great ideas are part of the process, but they will only take us so far. Then the politicians have to do the dirty work and produce a real life manifestation of those dreams. Not everyone is going to like the end product, but it is a step forward, opening the way for many more steps.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 86 replies Author Time Post
angrychair Jan 2020 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #1
PatSeg Jan 2020 #9
sheshe2 Jan 2020 #13
TwilightZone Jan 2020 #17
PatSeg Jan 2020 #19
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #24
LineLineLineLineReply I would hate to see the Trump administration
PatSeg Jan 2020 #37
angrychair Jan 2020 #50
PatSeg Jan 2020 #57
Cuthbert Allgood Jan 2020 #76
blm Jan 2020 #77
PatSeg Jan 2020 #81
Magoo48 Jan 2020 #84
Thekaspervote Jan 2020 #14
George II Jan 2020 #18
c-rational Jan 2020 #60
PatSeg Jan 2020 #85
Demsrule86 Jan 2020 #33
monmouth4 Jan 2020 #40
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #41
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2020 #51
LonePirate Jan 2020 #2
Ponietz Jan 2020 #32
BeckyDem Jan 2020 #39
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #42
MrsCoffee Jan 2020 #71
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #74
LakeArenal Jan 2020 #3
irisblue Jan 2020 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #44
Hoyt Jan 2020 #5
stopdiggin Jan 2020 #12
blm Jan 2020 #26
Hoyt Jan 2020 #30
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #6
BeckyDem Jan 2020 #7
RobertDevereaux Jan 2020 #16
BeckyDem Jan 2020 #34
PatSeg Jan 2020 #8
Tiggeroshii Jan 2020 #10
barbtries Jan 2020 #11
LineReply .
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #15
Politicub Jan 2020 #20
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #47
totodeinhere Jan 2020 #21
Wellstone ruled Jan 2020 #22
Hoyt Jan 2020 #31
Wellstone ruled Jan 2020 #38
BlueMTexpat Jan 2020 #23
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #45
uponit7771 Jan 2020 #25
Paka Jan 2020 #27
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #46
inwiththenew Jan 2020 #28
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #43
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2020 #59
underthematrix Jan 2020 #29
Drunken Irishman Jan 2020 #35
cwydro Jan 2020 #36
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #68
Gore1FL Jan 2020 #48
Hortensis Jan 2020 #49
angrychair Jan 2020 #52
tonedevil Jan 2020 #63
obnoxiousdrunk Jan 2020 #53
angrychair Jan 2020 #55
Skya Rhen Jan 2020 #54
rownesheck Jan 2020 #56
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #64
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2020 #58
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #65
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2020 #86
betsuni Jan 2020 #61
Autumn Jan 2020 #62
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #66
Autumn Jan 2020 #72
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #73
Autumn Jan 2020 #75
blm Jan 2020 #79
Autumn Jan 2020 #83
booley Jan 2020 #67
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2020 #69
melman Jan 2020 #70
Loki Liesmith Jan 2020 #78
ecstatic Jan 2020 #80
gibraltar72 Jan 2020 #82
Please login to view edit histories.