Registered On: December 24, 2013
Trump has been a disaster. The Republicans should have steered well clear of him. But here’s the problem — whatever mine or anyone else’s views about Trump might be, the guy is unbelievably popular. Dangerously so in many ways. Trump’s claims about the election were ridiculous yet an unbelievable number of ordinary Americans genuinely agree with him.
Here is the basis for a grown-up and sensible discussion on an important issue but it won’t happen.
Why? Because on this board it’s become impossible to have a sensible discussion for the very reasons outlined by JI above.
The main problem is Gurnelista. He’s not interested in any form of debate. The only views he cares about are his own. Anyone who dissents becomes a target and being in Gurnelista’s sights is very unpleasant. The only reason he gets away with it is because those who control this board have allowed him to do so and he hides behind the coward’s mask of anonymity.
I don’t agree with a lot of JI’s views but in a true democracy he should be able to air them without getting the comments he does. The irony, of course, is that these comments come from those who claim to be the champions of democracy themselves.
This is the problem with Trump’s opponents. Instead of ridiculing him they need to listen to those who support him and find out why. I’m no great fan of Biden but he’s impressed me so far. I just hope he and his supporters listen to those behind Trump and address their concerns as well. If they don’t then I fear for the future.