I chastised a friend tonight for a photo he put up ridiculing Dr. Ben Carson. I’m not a fan of Carson’s, but my dislike of political name calling is greater.
I hate it when Republicans do it. I hate it when Democrats do it. It accomplishes nothing.
There’s a name for this. They’re ad hominem attacks.
adverb & adjective
adverb: ad hominem; adjective: ad hominem
(of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.
“vicious ad hominem attacks”
So, instead of examining Dr. Carson’s or Bernie Sanders’ or anyone’s platform, we just make fun of them. But they’re not jokes — none of them. Most of them could, under some convoluted scenario, get elected. We need to face that.
I’ve hated the last eight years listening to the screams against our twice elected president. This is crazy. Our country is run as if it’s a WWE death cage grudge match.
You want to see business grow? Treat politics as is you wanted America to succeed no matter who’s in-charge.