The bloc was designed to defuse nationalist politics. That is why, for many Europeans, it does not feel like a working democracy.
I do not think it is democratic in any real sense. The European legislature is pretty toothless, and most of the decisions are made by "experts" who decide the power of the vacuum cleaner you can use and the shape of bananas you can buy rather than allow the market to make those decisions. They impose this nonsense on those within its borders and the local parliament is unable to undo the mess. It is another reason their economy is so anemic.
Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.
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Donald J. Trump at a campaign event this month in Virginia. A survey of his four decades of wheeling and dealing reveals an operatic record of dissembling and deception.
This is exactly the kind of story that Cruz said would be produced once Trump secured the nomination It appears the liberals in the media wanted Trump to get the nomination so they could use this stuff against him. I think it is likely true, but if they cared about the country more than they cared about electing Democrats we would have seen it during the GOP primary.
The obstructor-in-chief role didn’t get him to the White House. But could it be useful down the road?
Those who were unhappy with his attempt to make them live up to their political promises should be chastened by the 2016 campaign. Cruz and Trump got around 70 percent of the vote in the GOP primaries. That suggest they were more in touch with the voters than the GOP leadership was.