Thursday, February 25, 2016

Obama on Trump and the GOP race

Here's the video

Those Crazy Republicans

I'm generally very receptive to this. Republicans have an unwarranted anti-muslim streak, and they deny the reality of climate change.

Parties often have good points when criticizing each other. They're more often delusional when they talk about themselves.

I could also paint a picture of leftists and their hateful and anti-science views. We just wouldn't be talking about muslims and climate change, we'd be talking about CEOs and evolutionary psychology.

 He made the emphasis of his talk that he trusts that the American people will do the right thing. I also think that the Democrats will get the nomination. But he didn't give any probabilities. If the Repubs are as bad as he says they are, then isn't a 20% chance of trump winning very scary? Shouldn't that undermine his faith in democracy and government relative to their alternative, the private sector?

I also appreciate the Obama didn't devolve his speech with a lot of the same name calling as his party uses. The names that are used to slander Republicans, and especially trump, are vicious and horribly fail the intellectual empathy test. Obama always carries himself as one with high character, He treats his opponents with respect, even when his opponents did exactly the opposite.