Walter G. Moss: what we need is someone who recognizes that differing, even competing, viewpoints can be a plus when crafting legislation, someone who follows the example of our outstanding presidents.
Walter Moss: Now that the midterm elections are over there will be some reassessments of President Donald Trump. But whatever the verdict on his appeal to supporters or as a campaigner, he remains a failure as the leader of our country.
Walter G. Moss: Both men have relied on fear to increase and solidify support. Railing about enemies all around, domestic and foreign, has been one method both men have used.
Walter Moss: Yet, if we care about our future and that of our kids and grandkids (and who, whether Republican or Democrat, does not?), we must get out and vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. And if our caring is enlightened, we will vote Democratic.
Walter Moss: Is it just coincidental that our most humor-appreciating president was one of our wisest; and our most humorless one, probably our most foolish? I think not.
Walter G. Moss: Voters are crying out for a leader who can unify the country.
Walter G. Moss: By the end of July 2018, The Washington Post concluded that “President Trump has made 4229 false or misleading claims in 558 days;” or as CNN summarized it an average of 7.6 mistruths a day.
Walter G. Moss: In that crassness includes a lack of sensitivity, it hinders Trump from empathizing with the plight of misfortunate people such as the impoverished and victims of bias, including some immigrants. The insensitivity is reflected in his budget and tax policies.
Walter Moss: How religion led these two figures to vastly different conclusions about climate change.
Walter Moss: Trump’s vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out.
Walter Moss: Few of the commenters seem to realize, as some of the U. S. press does, that Trump’s foreign policies, like his domestic policies, are driven primarily by his narcissism
Walter Moss: To lessen our biases, to create a less toxic political atmosphere, to further the common good, and to create a better America what we clearly need is less name-calling and more dialogue.
Walter Moss: Whereas many Trump critics think him too crude, coarse, and vulgar, many of his admirers interpret his language as being down-to-earth and contemptuous of political correctness. To their minds he is a “straight shooter who speaks frank truths. He is the opposite of the intellectual or “egghead.”