S33 wrote:I apologize for our unjust democratic process, and that not every elected official can be an activist liberal.
How frustrating for you.
Voting Ricketts in is comparable to Trump getting a nomination.
That is the dumbest thing I've heard in quite some time. Ricketts, while you may not like his social politics, fundamentally, is nothing like Trump. Trump is a media clown, and he appears to have lost his mind. He passes up no opportunities to go on national media, say some really dumb things, and damage his brand and credibility. Trump is irrelevant, and deep down, everyone knows it.
Ricketts conducts himself as a professional and is not only respectful of his constituents, but to the political process (albeit, a money-driven process). Your only correlation you have between Trump and Ricketts, is billionaire status and conservatism.
Granted, he is against gay marriage, at least on a political surface, he is. Overall, he ran a darn good campaign with some of the best fiscally conservative principles for the state of Nebraska. Everyone knows general acceptance of recognizing the gay community as equals to the heterosexual community, is a foregone conclusion, largely driven on a federal level.
But dismissing Ricketts as a "Trump," can be construed as just as bigoted as his anti-gay politics.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill