I've been extremely careful about posting here...or, for that matter advertising to anybody that I am posting here because I am in the public eye A LOT and don't want to give my political opponents any more ammunition than necessary to compete with me. So I've been a bit cautious.
What prompted me to post today was the sight of three consecutive posts on facebook reporting quotes from three conservative Presidential Candidate Wannabes that seemed so far off-the-charts radical that I couldn't believe any serious candidate for national political office would publicly speak such nonsense...nevertheless, there they were, http://www.salon.com/2014/01/27/dim_and_divisive_rand_paul_self_destructs_again/ and here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cruz-obama-should-apologize-obamacare-state-of-the-union and here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/26/gov-walker-to-gop-avoid-taking-the-bait-on-social-issues/
So I had to stop and evaluate that for a few minutes. To whom are these guys speaking? Exactly who...or maybe more precisely, what segment of American Society are they appealing to?
...and....assuming there is a political market for this kind of crazed rhetoric, what does this say about our county?
No definitive answers at the moment...just questions.