At least he didn't say he wants to spend more time with his family. I doubt they like him either.
Interesting. If the USS Israel wanted peace, we would have peace. Tomorrow. But they don't. They want land and water. All of it. They want the original inhabitants gone. All of them. They can punish any public official who speaks out against them. Any public official.
The US doesn't care about local issues and will let Israel do any atrocity so long as it continues to enforce US policy in the area. Any atrocity, invasion, land grab, bombing campaign, disappearance, secret prison, or torture.
I've been scratching my head these last four years trying to understand why electing Democrats is important as opposed to Republicans, and visa versa. I think I have stumbled on the answer: Winning elections validates people, in the same manner that Pittsburgh winning the Superbowl gives people of that city a sense of accomplishment. Indeed, I have witnessed election night parties and find they are just like locker rooms.
In the meantime, the inner workings of government, behind-the-scenes dealings are shielded from the light. reporters, like Sakariessen here, haven't a clue about how policy is made, but do know about horse races. It's all about money, Alex. Those who have money to run TV ads win, those who do not lose. TV rules, and it takes money, and politicians know that their only true constituencies are the money people. It helps to give the appearance of grassroots, but for so long as people are clueless about politics, it does not matter.
Writing like this appear insightful but is hopelessly clueless as to how our system works. Once elected, politics is about moneyed interests and not party affiliation. Baucus, for instance, is the Senator for AHIP and PhRMA, and not a Democrat in any meaningful sense. Tester took over Burns's institutional slot as the Timber Lobby's man. New wait staff, same menu.
To replace Max, a group of financiers has to come together and decide on a candidate, party preference of no concern. After that, the name has to be floated, and enough suggestive media extended to imply that this candidate is the "front runner." At that time, any self-selected candidates have an uphill fight, as they are up against money and media, and are considered a "pack" who divvy up intelligent voters, a minority, among them. So the likely successor is groomed and ready to serve.
Yet another clown (Morrison in 2006, for example, though Tester turned out to be equally defective) will dominate the public consciousness, and since only money and advertising matter in campaigns, that clown will win.
In other words, Max acts with indifference to opinion about him as he knows that for so long as he pleases the right people, he is safe. There will be no well-financed challenger.
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