Politics is a funny game; nowhere more so than in the United States of America. The brand of politics practiced in the United States is particularly entertaining and not a little bit disturbing being, as it is, an example of diametrically opposed philosophical interests playing out their mutual enmity in a highly theatrical manner taking the political process from the realm of social theatre to high farce.
As a prelude to the political race for appointment to public office there is a warm up race to see who the starters in the main race will be. That race is carried out in public with all the campaigning that goes with a political campaign with all the trimmings and by trimmings I mean back-biting, finger-pointing, mud-slinging and name-calling. Fun for the whole family really.
As you would expect with a fully fledged political campaign there is a full, forthright and impassioned exchange of views about core values, beliefs and personal policy views and agendas. Now that gets particularly entertaining when you look at the Republican Party Nomination Race. Basically it is a competition to best each other as to ‘how right-wing and conservative are you?‘ Continue reading