Comments on: The ‘Hollywood Test’ for president http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/02/the-hollywood-test-for-president/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: M.C.McBride http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/02/the-hollywood-test-for-president/#comment-61617 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:13:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14208#comment-61617 I agree with OneOfTheSheep’s post.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/02/the-hollywood-test-for-president/#comment-61605 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:24:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14208#comment-61605 Our politicians, our political parties and our elections have been reduced to illusions, and so comparison to movies is rather appropriate. There will be little immediate difference whichever “we, the people” chose because our “choice” is not between good and bad but between bad and worse.

The money and the power structure of Washington is like memory foam…it takes on new shapes as pressure here and there varies, but does not, in fact change at all. The single “light at the end of the tunnel” is the rising frustration with our current political gridlock.

At a time so much needs intelligent and open debate followed by effective actions supported by majority consensus, this frustration will increase and accumulate until it boils over with white hot fury sufficient to sweep the apathy which holds our country hostage to countless “special interests”. Is it not “we, the people” who are to blame when the immediate outcome of a national “election” is rather fundamentally irrelevant?

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By: Vict http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/02/the-hollywood-test-for-president/#comment-61563 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:03:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14208#comment-61563 Walt Disney captured “hope” in innocence. Antagonism is blind to weakness and contagious subtly causing an avalanche of public criticism. Fire does not extinguish fire but rather turns up the heat. Politicians have a following that supports their cause. Obama’s “cause” displays confidence of public approval in the face of overwhelming heat because of his script writer’s vantage point.

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