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Poor RNC can't win   The Serious You: Politics

Started Jun-30 by Jeri (azpaints); 2544 views.
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Jul-1

That's like an abusive father telling his son "do as I say, not as I do" when he smacks his wife.

Leaders should lead by words, by actions and by example.  Just leading by words is simply blowing hot air.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Jul-1

Is it possible that certain high up politicians are tested daily along with their guards and staff?
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-1

I am not trying to insult you, it’s an observation. Many times when you mention a major Republican figure you call them names that come out of anger or derision when most people use them.  It’s happening so often, I made the assumption there was emotion behind it.  If not anger, then what? I don’t mind being corrected.  It is still very negative, whether anger or not.  

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-1

It’s impossible to speak clearly with a mask on. Did you hear Joe Biden?  I’m not going to say anything rude about him, but his speech was muffled and sometimes incoherent.  If Trump does that, they will mock him and say that proves he should not be president. He can’t win no matter what he does, so he will probably do whatever he wants to do. If he decides to wear a mask, he will. 

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Jul-1

Really good point about masks. Sometimes things make more sense if we try to walk in the shoes of others and play "what if" before a snap judgement is made.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-1

I’ve tried very hard to talk about both sides without bias, but when I say anything that isn’t negative about the right it doesn’t go over well.  Politics is a land mine even during good times.  I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I do examine posts from my perspective.  What would I be thinking if I had made a post? How does my reply look to others? I can do a better job of maintaining neutrality. At the same time, I’ve noticed a pattern among posts about right side politicians. Almost all are negative and many call them names or add biased adjectives.  I would rather discuss all sides in the same way.  If I would not call one side names, then I would not do the same to the other side.  I actually find faults on both sides, but I try to balance one side by posting information about the other side. Apparently that is not acceptable.

  • Edited July 1, 2020 3:38 pm  by  Showtalk
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Jul-1

And that's a great reason for holding meetings virtually but has little to do with walking around an airport, thru a building, strolling to Marine 1.  Situations where speaking is not required but you are surrounded by other people also walking.  

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-1

I’m not sure I understand what you are getting at?

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Jul-1

You said wearing a mask made talking difficult.  It does and that is why meetings should be socially distanced or virtual.  But when one is simply walking, where one might greet someone in passing (or not) the "difficult to talk" is not applicable and a mask should be worn.  I spent hours in the hospital and at dr appointments and was able to talk and understand the dr and nurses.  A speech setting adds the complications of a microphone and there is no question in my mind that makes understanding difficult.

So:  when giving a speech Social distance, no mask.  When walking around, wear a mask.  When in one on one meetings wear a mask.  

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-1

Oh, I see. Yes.

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