Raju Shartri

As one of my readers Raju responded to my article “Australia Speaks” highlighting Morning Joe on MSNBC’s efforts to destroy the Trump administration. I thought others might want to read his comments.

As a first generation immigrant, I have sensed that no matter which party occupies the WH, the citizenry loses in the party’s rhetoric after a couple of terms, three tops.  Out there in many countries that I have lived in, the common man’s wisdom says American foreign policy does not really change, regardless of which party is in power.

One of my readers responded to my article, Australia

What I have not yet concluded is whether that is because the political parties overdo their preaching because they believe in it, or whether it is their desperate search for a unique selling proposition that makes them progressively pursue stridency in their rhetoric.  As a consequence the political discourse becomes more shrill than enlightening.

Whatever happened to the qualities like common sense, pragmatism and sanity, not to mention dedication to hard and smart work that made America special to the rest of the world?

Trump’s campaign came as a breath of fresh air to me, in a way paradoxically, because he refused to apologize for America’s traditional values that had impressed me as a young man.

And it seemed hypocritical when the mainstream media harped on his “wash room” confession while never referring to Bill Clinton’s Oval Office adventures and misuse of his official high position for his sexapades.
Given the promiscuity of the 1960s that went on to challenge the notions of old fashioned morality and has almost become a norm (if one is to believe hollywood, and every stand up comedian who cannot complete a sentence without a four letter word) such holier than thou stand by the liberals stinks.

Regards … Raju

Raju Shastri

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