Apparently, it’s bad politics to get multi-million dollar events sent into another state. Biden and other Democrat politicians learned this after the reaction to the MLB moving the All-Star game out of Georgia.
After realizing there was a backlash, Biden backtracked saying that pulling out hurts those who need it most, which is true. But, he wanted to have his cake and eat it too, so he applauded companies for wanting to do something.
Republican and Democrat Politicians Are Guilty
Republicans are guilty of this too. Arkansas governor Asa Hutchison was on Tucker Carlson’s show, trying to play it both ways. He defended his decision to not protect children from hormone “treatments,” by saying he doesn’t want the government interfering.
Both the stance on injecting children with hormones and moving the MLB All Star game are hypocritical posturing. None of the politicians in either case have skin in the game, except that they want to get re-elected.
So why do we not push back?
Why can’t we call them on their lies and posturing and really demand change? Republicans and Democrats are great at complaining about the system. But they go on re-electing the same sleazy, two-faced hacks election after election.
Politicians don’t just want it both ways, we let them have it both ways.
Keeping Politicians in Check
We let them stand up and posture while not accomplishing anything to help. Instead, they blow out spending doing favors for the people who helped them get elected.
That’s why we need to pay attention to primaries, get our states moving on limiting federal power, and take steps to seriously restrict political power. Our politics is broken. But, it can be fixed if we want to do the wor
Related Discussions on these Politicians:
The Daily Wire
The Daily Wire hosts had some interesting discussions about the Georgia voting law, Arkansas hormone law, and the politician’s reactions. Matt Walsh discussed the spinelessness of Gov. Hutchinson here. Michael Knowles does as well in this episode. Here, Ben Shapiro talks about MLB moving the All Star game.
The Problem with “Doing Something”
My conversation with Grayson Quay this week about his recent article touches on this as well. There, we discussed the issue with politicians reacting to tragedies and their perverse incentives to do so. Definitely check it out and let me know what you think.
Other Great Discussions:
Jocko & JBP
Jocko joined Jordan Peterson on his podcast to discuss his ideas and how he came to believe them. I’ve enjoyed Jocko’s work, and working out to Akira The Don’s remixes of his podcasts. But, I hadn’t heard his full story, and I found it inspiring, interesting, and insightful.
Pints With Jack – The Screwtape Letters
I’ve been enjoying this season of Pints with Jack as the guys discuss the letters of Screwtape. It’s helped me in my spiritual life by reminding me what I should be looking out for. And, as a newly married man, this one was especially helpful. If you’re a young man who’s dating or have been married 20 years, this episode has insights for you.
Spirit and Flesh – Young Heretics Podcast
Yes, it is still Easter (for us Catholics at least). And, this discussion of the meaning of the Resurrection from Spencer Klavan was fantastic. If you want to dive deeper into the mystery of Easter, check out this episode.