- Mar 18, 2008
this is an honest opinion- you are, of course, welcome to disagree with anyone, politically.I appreciate your perspective and realize that our opinions are based off of many factors like upbringing, life experiences, education, and so on.
I'm sure Pelosi is an impressive women who is competent. I just don't agree with her political priorities. She is a corporatist and corrupt.
Same goes for Nikki Haley. She is a woman of color who became governor of South Carolina, an old white boys club, at the age of 38. Very impressive, however, I don't agree with her politics. I assume you think the work that she does goes unappreciated too?
what I find objectionable is sexist slurs which come from people who are doing so without much actual research (not from you)
Anyone who thinks the speaker of the house can just snap their fingers and do things, should read more. I suggest, as a good start on how US politics actually work, the current 4 volumes of the Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert Caro. It is an incredible education on the House, Senate, and Presidency, much of which is still applicable, some of which is obsolete. Johnson was a horrible person, but an incredibly effective politiican, who, although he did get richer, actually skimmed relatively little from politics compared to today's model. And he got a lot done. Trump effectively got ONE bill passed- his tax cut, which is the second least popular piece of legislation in the last 25 years. The least popular is his failed attempt to abolish Obamacare.