Definitions of LCD:
- Liquid Crystal Display – but this isn’t political, so it doesn’t count in this list!
- Lowest Common Denominator
- Loudest Constituent Demand
- Largest Campaign Donor
- Losing Common Decency
Today, 20 September 2014, in a series of tweets commenting on political Insanity (see the embedded Storify below), I identified LCD pandering as one step in the road well intended politicians travel down as they get infected with the dread disease: Insane policy.
Ok, #4 one doesn’t really fit as the target of pandering, nonetheless, it does describe a common symptom of our failing (some would say “failed” – myself included) political system, so I’ll allow it.
Please help me expand this list! Suggestions welcome in comments or tweeted with #LCD tag AND @sjdorst.
Steve aka @sjdorst
Here’s the Storify:
<<still working on it. I’ve done the Storify – see it here – but having a hard time embedding it on this page!>>
<<abandoning trying to embed it. Apparently wordpress.com hasn’t “whitelisted” storify! I’ve tried a lot of work-arounds, but none have worked. I did find that if I upgrade to “WordPress VIP”, I could do it with an official worpress.com embed code, but at $5,000/year – yes, your read that right – FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR! – I think I’ll pass for now!>>