This is interesting. It's not about strength or weakness for the comment soup. This is about truth or fact, a very important topic in the new times. Transparency, integrity. These are the buzz words of today. In an era where so much has seemingly been manipulated in the past, many believe very little these days. Professor Piotr Sztompka talks about the "decay of trust" emergence. He says that as this happens we become "ghettoized"; that is, escaping into enclaves of closeness, security - trusted circles. How will this affect our society in the long term? That's what will be fascinating to watch.
A video has hit the cyber-sphere showing President Barack Obama shed a couple of tears during his address to his team at his Chicago campaign headquarters. The tears began to flow as he spoke about having come "full circle" in the election. A president crying is not an act you usually see (that's actually Boehner's vibe), but it shows that the strength has a heart. Nevertheless, some people are question whether it's sincere. Will he shed some more for winning Florida, boosting his votes to 332 in comparison to Governor Mitt Romney's 206? Americans discuss...
Oh for pete's sake, of course his crying was sincere. He wasn't playing to some audience that needed to be convinced of his caring for them. He was and is sincere about his staff and about the USA. It's obvious to me!...Walk a mile in his shoes and see where that gets you! A man who can show his emotions of gratitude to his team and his country is a true hero in my book.
Ouch. Not very good feelings surrounding this one if you look at the comment-sphere. What is actually happening here? For so long institutions have defined how the individual should behave and think, but there is more and more of a push-back against this strategy and a very aggressive tearing down of those currently associated with the same structures which are believed to be creating great suffering. Sociologist Albert J. Reiss says that typically there are contracts-of-sorts made between the two entities, but now those contracts are seemingly being broken and examined via exchange across comments. But there are still many who are on the side of status-quo. Let's observe and see how Clinton may be judged given exactly what he says at the Convention.
Well, the formal announcement has been made. Bill Clinton will reportedly formally nominate President Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee for the 2012 election. Clinton will speak on September 5 at this year’s Democratic National Convention, which will be held Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte. A campaign adviser told The New York Times that Clinton was chosen because he can explain to the people why Obama’s economic policies will help the nation. Let's see if "the people" agree with that statement.
What a hypocritical dirty business politics is. … Bill Clinton not too long ago wanted Hillary to run. The democrats did not back him. Bill is not a friend of the president nor of Democrats who sold Hillary out. … Yes, Bill Clinton's economy was the greatest last moment of the US while China was rising and computers now have invaded every aspect of the world, man is becoming useless. …
Bill Clinton worked with the Republican Congress and they together got the economy on a sound footing. … Together they had a surplus in the Treasury. It's sad that Clinton will stand before the "New Democrat" Convention and hail Obama … and ask the country and its people to extend by 4 more years what can only be called a mini-Depression. … Bill Clinton, don't do this. You have a pretty good reputation to protect.
A former president impeached for having been caught with his pants down in the Oval Office. A man who has 'shared' more than 15 scandals in the past 20 years with his lying wife. … A man who charges $80,000 per speaking engagement and has become a multimillionaire. … Those poor misguided, ignorant Democrats won't know what hit them when he opens his mouth. … We are ashamed and embarrassed that someone like this is speaking at a political national convention in the once great nation of the United States of America.