That is a wait and see question, but the American voters have spoken loudly that they have no confidence in the current career politicians. And yet instead of listening to the American voters, the Republican Party desperately attempted to discredit the desires of the American voters, whom the career politicians were elected to represent and substitute their own desires. Is that anymore corrupt or dishonest than the numerous scandals effecting the country in the past eight years? How anything can be more disingenuous and in-american than engaging in activities, such as we have seen once Donald Trump received the necessary votes to be the candidate, than disregarding the wishes and votes of the American
In E.J. Dionne Jr.’s editorial titled “Don’t Fall for the Media Distortion about Trump”, the popularity of Trump is questioned and analyzed based on the media’s portrayal of his political race. Dionne disperses an array of different logical appeals throughout his editorial to develop and clarify his argument. After discussing poll numbers in favor of the current president, the author states that if Americans “had lost all confidence in their institutions” (Dionne), discontent would be more evident. With this assertion, the author indicates that the views of Trump supporters are not representative of the American public.
He say’s that this culture war is between the conservative and liberal states. In addition, the true divide is amongst the political parties, because the voters are of greater moderate and centrist in their opinions. The thesis of the “Culture War” is that the American population is not polarized because of all the misinterpreted data, and the selective coverage of the media. In the next chapter, he explains
The author argues that the Tea Party movement flocks towards conspiracy theories, as a way to hide structural inequalities which help the rich to maintain their wealth. However, in the chapter “Spinning Paranoia” in the book Conspiracy Nation by Skip Willman, the authors argue that conspiracy theorist and their opponents, who claim to be defending common sense, tend to have a lot more in common than is realized. He further states that contingency theory, which attempts to contain conspiracy theory is a sort of conspiracy theory in its own right, in that they both work to support for the symbolic order. Demonstrating that Berlet is not aware of the fact that his arguments about the Tea Party also back hierarchical power structures. For example,
Discussion 6: Question 1: Zinn portrays the Nixon presidency in general as a failure all on its own and the Watergate scandal adding to the failure as a dirty play by Nixon. Zinn thinks Nixon was involved in “dirty tricks” because he thinks Nixon knew all about and personally orchestrated the Watergate scandal. He proves this by telling us that top Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives that they would not support any criminal proceedings against him. Question 2: Schweikart and Allen’s interpretation of this period in American history is different from Zinn’s because he tells more of and focuses on the achievements and victories of this period of time while Zinn tells of the good and bad and focuses mostly on the
Rockefeller, was a ruthless oil company that achieved its monopoly through aggressive and often illegal business practices. The company frequently purchased competitors, undercutted prices, and made shady deals with the railroads for their monopoly to succeed. Ida Tarbell, an American teacher. Author, and journalist, being personally affected by the Standard Oil Company was picked by her at the time job, McClure’s Magazine to investigate about the company. Her article, “History of Standard Oil Company, raised public awareness of Rockefeller’s ruthless monopoly.
We cannot let states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas decide the fate of our entire country simply because of their high population. The Electoral College’s opponents believe that it is an unfair way of doing things because it doesn’t necessarily make every vote count, but they may not realize that it lets every state have a say. The candidate with an absolute majority in each state receives the elector’s votes, therefore it really boils down to a popular election just on a state by state basis, rather than a national one. “The proposals to abolish the Electoral College are proposals to abolish the Federal principle in presidential elections”(Best). The Electoral College has history on it’s side, the system they use really works, it is the best option we have, and it needs to be
Also, under the law, most young adults such as myself after I graduated from college before starting my career, who can’t get coverage through their jobs can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26. On rare occasions, redistribution is from the less-well-off to the better- off. Redistributive Policies help with: (1) income stabilization, helping to support those who are unemployed and even retired; (2) social welfare, providing either direct payments to individuals or supporting state and local efforts for indigent; and (3) health care programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. Because majority most of the federal agencies that are highly active in the redistributive area are located in the Department of Health and Human Service (Public Administration: An Action Orientation 7th ed). Redistributive also supports the issue because it promote equality with the lack of low cost healthcare throughout the country many low income families or individuals found it hard to obtain healthcare coverage with redistributive it allow those individuals the opportunity to obtain insurance at expense of the
Donald Trump, a man who can only truly relate to the other 0.00004 percent of Americans he is in the same wealth percentile as- yes that’s four zeroes!- is currently demolishing the other Republican candidates. So why are the other candidates clinging to the coattails of a custom made jacket that could pay for my college tuition? People aren’t listening to Trump’s mouth, they’re listening to his wallet. Even though Trump stands for everything that would hurt the middle and lower classes- tax benefits for the wealthy, severely cutting funding for public education, etc- he is a whopping 28 percent ahead of his competitors, the closest of which is less than half that. Trump can afford to say whatever crazy statement pops into his head and people will still eat it up because he can buy the
In the case of the United States’ fake news, authors have circulated stories both in print and primarily on social media, that reasonable and a plausible depiction of events at first glance, but do not reflect accuracy or truth in reality. While citizens of the United States are obsessed with individual image (both of self and of events and others), a cultural norm of laziness and acceptance of face value as truth has swept the nation. This is how fake news has flourished in the United States. Fake news has been largely centered around advancing the agenda of Donald Trump by securing his election as president of the United
Voting does not really represent the country, but rather, represents the rich and powerful of the country. The quote, "Candidates cannot run for office in America unless they have millions upon millions of dollars," is true when looking at the
The fact is that Trump doesn’t have a grand plan and his ideas are typical conservative-American. He is playing to the American dream at a time when the citizens are beyond frustrated with the do-nothing politicians in office who are sweeping all of their problems under a floor rug. Both the economy and security has initially left our country, and people are finding themselves desperate for any kind of hope. The deportation ideas that Trump has brought to our attention may be found completely absurd, but have been done before under a loved president. The concept of keeping illegals out of our country and that one cannot simply take upon residency without permission is not insane.
Samuel Sierzega 10/7/2015 BUSN 118 Lobbyists: Kings of the Hill The United States ' political system has been abused by years of corruption. This corruption is not hidden by cover ups or even conspiracy theories composed by nuts wearing tin foil hats, it is in plain sight. Corporations, lobbyists and congress have been engaging in a vicious cycle of corruption. Congress has abused their power of public servants by accepting this legal bribery. An amendment to the constitution needs to be added so money can be taken out of politics to provide fair elections to elect congressmen that stand for the people, and not special interest groups.
Both their messages challenge the turmoil of the working class. Roosevelt called for the end to trusts that were a centerpiece of the Republican fundraising machine. Trump has questioned the donor class with ideas of tax increases that challenge the party’s ideology in a way that appeals to the middle-class voter. The American voter recognizes that the status quo is broken and that America must try something different. The popularity of Donald Trump comes from the same brashness that Theodore Roosevelt acknowledged in his day.