At one point during my coaching career I worked for an Athletic Director who shared my love of baseball. It was our mutual favorite sport despite the fact that the school didn’t even have a baseball team. We enjoyed a running debate of bad throw vs. no throw with each of us taking opposite sides of the question. Without getting into the baseball weeds I will simply state that we were both simultaneously correct and incorrect – it depends on the situation and the degree of bad. Read on – I’ll tie this into today’s American politics.
Just because something sounds good that doesn’t mean it is good. The modern-day Republican Party has some great rhetoric. On the surface it sounds fantastic and since most Americans have about a 30 second political attention span it is highly effective. The sad part is that it is increasingly proving to be malarkey when compared to their actions. I’ll go through a few examples today. The last paragraph will be a bonus in which I’ll unveil a new acronym.