Not Cleared For Takeoff

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 1, 2018

JUST IN TIME FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS COMES A COLUMN BY THE AIRLINE PILOT CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER IN THE WASHINGTON POST.

SULLENBERGER WHO FAMOUSLY LANDED HIS AIRPLANE ON THE HUDSON RIVER IN 2007 IN WHAT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS THE “MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON” LAMENTS THE DIVISIVENESS IN THE COUNTRY.

ALL OF THE BUZZWORDS ARE THERE. COMING TOGETHER. WITNESSING THE BEST IN PEOPLE.

HE DOESN’T MENTION PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITY, BUT THEY ARE CLEARLY HIS TARGET WHEN HE WRITES: “MANY ARE COWARDLY, COMPLICIT ENABLERS, ACTING AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES, OUR ALLIES AND DEMOCRACY; ENCOURAGING EXTREMISTS AT HOME AND EMBOLDENING OUR ADVERSARIES ABROAD; AND THREATENING THE LIVIBILITY OF THE PLANET.”  

SULLENBERGER CLAIMS TO BE A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, BUT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY CHUCK SCHUMER.

WHAT HE MEANS, OF COURSE, IS THAT REPUBLICANS SHOULD EMBRACE THE DEMOCRAT AGENDA AND THEN THERE WOULD BE NO CONFLICT. WHY DOESN’T IT WORK THE OTHER WAY – LET DEMOCRATS EMBRACE REPUBLICAN IDEAS AND THEN THERE WOULD BE NO CONFLICT. EXPERTISE IN FLYING PLANES DOESN’T NECESSARILY TRANSLATE INTO POLITICAL WISDOM. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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