80 long, dark nights for America: And absolutely nothing was learned

by awindram

Eighty long, dark nights to go.

Trump’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Just leaving Virginia – really big crowd, great enthusiasm!”

Clinton’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “If you dream it, you should be able to build it.”

Daily election article of interest: Report: Trump’s Companies $650M In Debt

 In between discussing this week’s most vital story – Lochtegate – the news media has also managed to spend a smidgen of its time also reporting on the major flooding in Louisiana, and with it being election season we are presented not with the sudden humanitarian crisis in our borders – a stinging reminder that the USA for such a developed country has in parts the geography of a developing country – but rather the undignified sniping and one-upmanship of the hyper-partisan age we’re in.

Trump and Pence show up to tour the area and hand out supplies. Their supporters claim that this is what real leadership looks like – decisive action. Their opponents claim it is a distraction, a cynical photo-op.

Clinton and Kaine don’t visit Louisiana. They claim a visit by them would be wrong at a time when everything should be focused on relief efforts. Their supporters claim that this is what real leadership looks like – maturely letting FEMA get on with things and not causing a media circus in their midst. Their opponents claim it is heartless, proof that she doesn’t care.

And if it was Trump who stayed away and it was Clinton who was visiting the same people would be just as vehemently making the opposite points to what they’ve just argued … and absolutely nothing was learned.

 

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