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JOHN BRUMMETT: A ruined culture

By John Brummett

This article was published January 9, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."--the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.

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BOLTAR says... January 9, 2018 at 7:29 a.m.

Time for someone to write that Brummett hit the nail on the head and will surely aggravate the right, so the people on the right can call Brummett names, so all the trolls on both sides can predictably begin trashing each other personally, continuing their endless mission to poison discourse and to embarrass the state. Woo-hoo!

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TimberTopper says... January 9, 2018 at 8:33 a.m.

Another on the spot effort, John. As I'm sure you already know, the haters will be here.

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mozarky2 says... January 9, 2018 at 8:44 a.m.

CNN reporting that Trump’s holding his hand over his heart during the National Anthem last night is a sure sign of impending heart failure, and the 25th Amendment must be invoked to save the country, or something.

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TimberTopper says... January 9, 2018 at 9:26 a.m.

moz the only thing I've seen is, someone questioning whether he knew the words to the National Anthem. Surely, they must be joking about that, as is the heart failure thing regarding his hand over his heart.

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Rightside says... January 9, 2018 at 9:35 a.m.

The media and democrat smear campaign never ends. It's been 40 years with the democrat media demonize campaign aganist republican presidents.
The media push now is the President is stupid and is mentally unbalanced. Promoted by a political party that counts among its prized representatives one Maxine Waters. New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and CBS and ABC and NBC and NPR and the small town columnists sing to demonize the president night-and-day. Ford was stupid, Bush was dumb, Trump is unblanced and dumb. As someone once said "Liberals can't give traditionalist views a fair hearing, it threatens their ideology."
In 1993, the Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan applied his slogan to the “moral deregulation” that had eroded families and increased crime.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer expanded Moynihan’s point by proposing the reverse — that not only were we “normalizing what was once considered deviant,” but we were also “finding deviant what was once considered normal.” Think date rape, political correctness and politically incorrect speech. In time, the inevitable lower standards and moral relativism brought us the movies, TV shows, fashions, sex norms and web pages we have today. Deviant and normal swapped places.

Low-income and working-class families are enjoying significant economic gains not experienced in nearly 20 years. Consumers, businesses and investors are more confident than at any time under Obama. Majority of Americans say the U.S. economy is running strong, and most believe the upward trend will continue under President Trump. Media, Dems can't stand progress, the smear campaign shall comtinue.

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PopulistMom says... January 9, 2018 at 9:44 a.m.

Another good Brummett column. As far as Oprah, she would be better than what we've got. I am not against celebrities or business people running for office, but I favor candidates who have served in Congress, as Governor, or at least as a big city mayor. Government is different than business. The Democrats need to win back the presidency to limit the damage done to the judiciary by many of the Republican appointments. All the Democrats have to do is offer a decent moderate with experience who can connect with the American people. I have been touting Martin O'Malley and Amy Klobachar, but another Democrat made me aware of another potential strong Democratic candidate: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana. Bullock is one of the most popular governors in the country, and he is interested in running for president. A Bullock and Klobachar ticket could be extremely popular. Sorry Cuomo, but Americans are sick of New Yorkers and their Goldman Sachs ties. I am more than sick of reality TV stars and the extreme wealthy. Let's just have some good common folk with experience in government for a refreshing change.

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mozarky2 says... January 9, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.

TT, you "progs" are certainly a humorless bunch. I guess you just don't get my keen insight OR my rapier-sharp wit.
Your loss.

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ARMNAR says... January 9, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.

It's obvious Trump had no clue last night regarding the lyrics to the National Anthem. It was just another embarrassing fail for Cheetolini.

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GeneralMac says... January 9, 2018 at 10:31 a.m.

Interesting ( but expected) that PopMom considers any conservative judges appointed as..........." damage done to the judiciary"

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GeneralMac says... January 9, 2018 at 10:36 a.m.

NBC tweet saying............."the next president of the United States"

And then you liberal posters ridicule Trump's assertion that the media is biased ?

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