“Respect everyone’s opinion.” Indulging in “upset”. Time to get a transpartisan grip.

I haven’t posted a blog in some time.  I have been paying attention to to things related to our shifting political landscape.   More than ever I am studying how influence, power and control is being exerted through our modern media conglomerates.  More and more our news and pundit spinmeisters are fomenting “upset”.  The following editorial sums … Continue reading

Schwarzenegger sounds Transpartisan to me. Wish there were more speaking with honesty like this. 2 1/2 min video, watch it.

Schwarzenegger Calls Out GOP On Stimulus Hypocrisy, Praises Recovery Act For Creating Jobs In California Ben Armbruster Feb 21, 2010 8:45 AMToday on ABC’s This Week, host Terry Moran noted the Republican Party’s staunch opposition to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Congress passed last year and added that “it was summed up by … Continue reading

Values, guiding principals and manifestos: That which provides common ground or ground for partisan divide and conquer?

Values, guiding principals and that wich provides common ground…..  In the partisan political game we are often talking right past each other… on purpose.  We mobilize our base/tribe by being against something or someone or some group.  We demonize and vilify for the sake of consolidating support in the quest for power in a win … Continue reading

The State of the Union Is Comatose: I like Frank Rich’s Op-Ed Title and his survey of political landscape.

I like Frank Rich’s Op-Ed Title and his survey of the political landscape. Sizing up the current conditions and motivation for people and politicians to actually change behavior is part of the fun of figuring out how to catalyze a transpartisan shift in our divisive partisan culture and related governance quagmire. Walt

“Just look at how a sharp public slap provoked Justice Alito, threw a spotlight on the court’s dubious jurisprudence and sparked an embarrassing over-the-top hissy fit on the right. A do-nothing Congress, at a time when ever more Americans are losing their jobs and homes, is an even riper target than the Supreme Court — and far more politically vulnerable. Without strong medicine from Obama, we can be certain of the same result: a heedless Congress will keep doing nothing. If he steps it up, there’s at least a shot that his presidency, and maybe even the country, will be pulled back from the brink.”

State of the Union Address and “The pundicratic response”: Top dogs bark on the need to work accross political divides.

Excerpt from “The pundicratic response”:
Yes, our highest elected officials are ticked off. The House hates the Senate. The liberal Democrats hate the moderate Democrats. The normal conservative Republicans hate the hyper Tea Party-types.

Looking out at the motley crew seated before him, the president seemed at times to be pretending that he had never seen these people before in his life. “Washington has been telling us to wait for decades,” he complained at one point, as if he were a visitor from the heartland.

Transpartisan Issue? Food: Tom Philpott of GRIST on Russ Parsons on launching a civil, inclusive food-system debate 5

The Transpartisan Alliance and the Co-Intelligence Institute and others have been working on an idea for a Whole Systems Solution Summit (series of gatherings) to bring parties to a “creative conversation” table.  So seeing this piece (thanks Adin) is encouraging.  Click on link for full article at GRIST.  Enjoy.  Walt Russ Parsons on launching a … Continue reading