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Sully is giving opinions while trying very hard to avoid saying anything:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-saved-155-lives-on-the-hudson-now-lets-vote-for-leaders-wholl-protect-us-all/2018/10/29/554fd0e6-d87c-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.0a6acdf74d88

Here’s some of Sully’s philosophy:
"In every situation, but especially challenging ones, a leader sets the tone and must create an environment in which all can do their best. You get what you project.”

Really? Is that true? Hmmm. So, when Obama projected cool confidence in the lie that we could keep our doctors and insurance plans, and save $2500 per year, we got what he projected? When he projected supreme calm and certainty when calling ISIS the “JV team,” we got what he projected? Omaha’s fabulous tone made up for his failed ideology and magically delivered what he projected?

More Sully:
"Whether it is calm and confidence — or fear, anger and hatred — people will respond in kind. Courage can be contagious.”

Yeah, and Trump supporters view him as being courageous, and they are catching that contagion themselves. Trump stands up to the activist leftist press where previous Republican leaders feared to do so. So, Trump would be an example of courage, right? Is that what Sully is saying?

Sully continues:
"Today, tragically, too many people in power are projecting the worst. Many are cowardly, complicit enablers, acting against the interests of the United States, our allies and democracy…”

Name names, Sully. Have the courage to do so! It’s a bit cowardly to deal in vagueness and innuendo, no? Who are you talking about? Give examples. How do we know that you’re not 'projecting the worst' right now if you won’t identify specifically whom and what you’re talking about?

Sully:
“...encouraging extremists at home and emboldening our adversaries abroad...”

WHO is doing so? Do you mean Trump, or Maxine Waters, or whom?

Sully:
“...and threatening the livability of our planet...”

Seriously?!!! The “livability of our planet”? Climate doom? Such statements don’t sound like the cool, deliberative leadership that you’ve just been promoting, but rather like the panicky fear-mongering that you’ve been denouncing.

Sully:
"Many do not respect the offices they hold; they lack — or disregard — a basic knowledge of history, science and leadership; and they act impulsively, worsening a toxic political environment.”

You got that right. Most people who run for or hold political office disregard basic knowledge, specifically of the history of economics and the consequences of horrible ideologies.

Sully:
"The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame — a timeless beacon of right and wrong — seems dead.”

Shame is dead? Yeah, I think that’s a legitimate sentiment. The left is shameless in its attacks. That began with GW Bush. The left saw that their lack of shame was effective, and increased it against McCain, and then ever more so against Romney. Trump’s immunity to it has made them lose their minds in ramping up their shamelessness.

Sully:
"This is not the America I know and love. We’re better than this.”

Again, I don’t know what Sully is talking about. Which ideals does he value? Is he saying that we should always be nice? Is that his ideal? Socialism is okay, or communism, or even a monarchy or dictatorship, just as long as the leaders are nice when imposing those systems on us, and they speak calmly and gently?

Sully:
"Our ideals, shared facts and common humanity are what bind us together as a nation and a people.”

Which ideals? Have the courage to name them.

Sully:
"Not one of these values is a political issue, but the lack of them is.”

Which values? Civility over everything else?

Sully:
"When I volunteered for military service during wartime…”

Aren’t military service and war the opposite of civility? So, then, we must assume that incivility is sometimes acceptable to Sully?

Sully:
"I took an oath that is similar to the one our elected officials take: 'I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'”

Great! So then Sully must be saying that those who have ideologies which are opposed to the Constitution are our enemies, and we should fight against them? But do so nicely, unless we have to kill them military-style?

And now I wonder what Captain Phillips would think of all of this. He and Sully should have a debate. 

J

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4 minutes ago, Peter said:

Interesting. I think Trump's "courage" is contagious and awesome. 

Okay, but does Sully think the same, or is he scolding Trump and those whom he has inspired? I can't tell for sure one way or the other. Sully seems to be "courageously" avoiding saying anything that might make some people angry with him. He seems to be quite worked up about wanting to say something and yet not say it at the same time.

J

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