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    US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

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    It is almost six months to the day since the election of Donald Trump as the US President. During this time the internal political struggle, initiated by the losing side, has not abated. On the contrary, it is escalating with each passing day. And it constitutes a real threat to internal stability and foreign policy interests of the USA.

    Recent survey, compiled by a consulting firm, results of which were obtained by the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-d...ues-1499194852) indicates that at this moment, according to most State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development employers, their leadership is far from the reality and engaged predominantly in political infighting, from which the US interests suffer all over the world. "People question if these two groups understand the role the Department of State plays in forwarding the interests of the United States in the world," the survey concludes.

    Most employers very harshly responded to a request for assessment of the US State Department leadership's work. And this is understandable because main efforts are being made not to protect US values and interests, but to fend off the attacks of the Democratic Party. In some regions it has already led to dismal consequences. For instance, Belarus' ruling regime has practically wiped out local progressive opposition and Belarusian democratic institutions have to wind down their activities, as reported by Matthew Sumpter, USAID Belarus Country Director.

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    To avoid negative impacts on the situation in other parts of the world where our representatives not only defend the US national interests, but also protect local democratic rights and freedoms, the US Congressmen should immediately stop to heat up the situation in the country; otherwise America is in danger of losing control over major political processes inside those countries whose values run counter to the principles of democracy. In the long run it can result in the loss of the US world leadership. In sum, there is only one question I must pose here to Democrats, who have lost recent presidential race: are you really ready to trade off the US national interests for your own ones?

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    Re: US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Alton Willareal View Post
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    It is almost six months to the day since the election of Donald Trump as the US President. During this time the internal political struggle, initiated by the losing side, has not abated. On the contrary, it is escalating with each passing day. And it constitutes a real threat to internal stability and foreign policy interests of the USA.

    Recent survey, compiled by a consulting firm, results of which were obtained by the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-d...ues-1499194852) indicates that at this moment, according to most State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development employers, their leadership is far from the reality and engaged predominantly in political infighting, from which the US interests suffer all over the world. "People question if these two groups understand the role the Department of State plays in forwarding the interests of the United States in the world," the survey concludes.

    Most employers very harshly responded to a request for assessment of the US State Department leadership's work. And this is understandable because main efforts are being made not to protect US values and interests, but to fend off the attacks of the Democratic Party. In some regions it has already led to dismal consequences. For instance, Belarus' ruling regime has practically wiped out local progressive opposition and Belarusian democratic institutions have to wind down their activities, as reported by Matthew Sumpter, USAID Belarus Country Director.

    6832534usaiddoc.jpg

    To avoid negative impacts on the situation in other parts of the world where our representatives not only defend the US national interests, but also protect local democratic rights and freedoms, the US Congressmen should immediately stop to heat up the situation in the country; otherwise America is in danger of losing control over major political processes inside those countries whose values run counter to the principles of democracy. In the long run it can result in the loss of the US world leadership. In sum, there is only one question I must pose here to Democrats, who have lost recent presidential race: are you really ready to trade off the US national interests for your own ones?
    To a degree I agree with you, the infighting is not good for the US' long term interests, I suppose part of the problem is agreeing on what those interests are. In some way the "resistance" has crossed lines that shouldn't be crossed, and Trump and his administration have done little besides ignore them in the real world and troll them on twitter, sprinkled generously with both personal and political missteps It's a sandbox war.

    But I have to ask..... How did you feel about the Republican lead government shutdown under Obama? That actually hurt the US' global credit rating as well as projected the impression that we can't even agree to pay our bills. Was that infighting justified? Were Republicans right in escalating that infighting?
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    Re: US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Alton Willareal View Post
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    It is almost six months to the day since the election of Donald Trump as the US President. During this time the internal political struggle, initiated by the losing side, has not abated. On the contrary, it is escalating with each passing day. And it constitutes a real threat to internal stability and foreign policy interests of the USA.

    Recent survey, compiled by a consulting firm, results of which were obtained by the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-d...ues-1499194852) indicates that at this moment, according to most State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development employers, their leadership is far from the reality and engaged predominantly in political infighting, from which the US interests suffer all over the world. "People question if these two groups understand the role the Department of State plays in forwarding the interests of the United States in the world," the survey concludes.

    Most employers very harshly responded to a request for assessment of the US State Department leadership's work. And this is understandable because main efforts are being made not to protect US values and interests, but to fend off the attacks of the Democratic Party. In some regions it has already led to dismal consequences. For instance, Belarus' ruling regime has practically wiped out local progressive opposition and Belarusian democratic institutions have to wind down their activities, as reported by Matthew Sumpter, USAID Belarus Country Director.

    6832534usaiddoc.jpg

    To avoid negative impacts on the situation in other parts of the world where our representatives not only defend the US national interests, but also protect local democratic rights and freedoms, the US Congressmen should immediately stop to heat up the situation in the country; otherwise America is in danger of losing control over major political processes inside those countries whose values run counter to the principles of democracy. In the long run it can result in the loss of the US world leadership. In sum, there is only one question I must pose here to Democrats, who have lost recent presidential race: are you really ready to trade off the US national interests for your own ones?
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    Re: US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

    Does anyone seriously believe that political infighting started upon the election of our reality TV star to the White House? It's been going on for some time now, rendering Congress dysfunctional and polarizing the country. Nothing new there. Does the extreme partisanship threaten national interests? Sure, anyone who follows US politics can see that.

    What's difficult to see is what to do about it.
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    Re: US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Does anyone seriously believe that political infighting started upon the election of our reality TV star to the White House? It's been going on for some time now, rendering Congress dysfunctional and polarizing the country. Nothing new there. Does the extreme partisanship threaten national interests? Sure, anyone who follows US politics can see that.

    What's difficult to see is what to do about it.
    I'm not seeing a lot of "infighting" any more. Trump has figured it out: " just take care of business and business will take of you", and let the media keep blabbering.

    IOW, he just going to have to let the left loonies and the press burn itself out. I would not be surprised to see some management shake ups in response to falling revenues. They had boom times during the campaign, and Trump became their air supply, generating lots of viewers. As he shifts gears into emphasizing his programs, they will be plagued with a lethargic following. What do you do now? Refuse the positive news?

    Media outlets are hold or sell, not to many advisors are calling for buys. Board rooms, banks, and advertisers pay attention to these details.
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    Re: US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    I'm not seeing a lot of "infighting" any more. Trump has figured it out: " just take care of business and business will take of you", and let the media keep blabbering.

    IOW, he just going to have to let the left loonies and the press burn itself out. I would not be surprised to see some management shake ups in response to falling revenues. They had boom times during the campaign, and Trump became their air supply, generating lots of viewers. As he shifts gears into emphasizing his programs, they will be plagued with a lethargic following. What do you do now? Refuse the positive news?

    Media outlets are hold or sell, not to many advisors are calling for buys. Board rooms, banks, and advertisers pay attention to these details.
    The country is more divided now than at any time since the Vietnam war. My point wasn't that Trump is responsible for the division, as it precedes his presidency by several years. It isn't getting better, but is getting worse. Trump is not unifying anything. The "left loonies", I suppose meaning the Democratic Party, and the press isn't going away or "burning themselves out." Does "Media outlets are hold or sell, not to many advisors are calling for buys" mean you think the media is on its way out? Is it to be replaced by a ministry of truth that relies on tweets to broadcast the news?
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