Monday, August 08, 2011
Political Spin Machines Pumping Demonizations; Open Primaries Needed for Democracy
White: We need a break from rage (by Tim White, Fay Observer.com) The great political spinning machines are already overheating, pumping out increasingly ludicrous demonizations of the opposite party, hour after hour. It's a nonstop parade of evildoers into my email inbox. Democrats are evil. Republicans are evil. No, wait, they're not Democrats and Republicans - they're communists and Nazis. Pretty soon, I expect there will be a national campaign to label unenrolled, independent voters as evil too.
Steps can improve image of democracy (LETTER Clarion Ledger) Have open primaries at the grass roots level so electors can choose the best candidate who has qualified for election from either/any party.