Here’s why we ought to be outraged with outrage in politics
Updated: Apr 25, 2020
A few weeks ago I ran into former Colorado Speaker of the House Frank McNulty at a fundraiser for Foster Together Colorado. As we talked, McNulty joked, “I’m really outraged with all the outrage in politics today!”
His good-humored jest came back to me this week when I read about former President Barak Obama denouncing “call-out culture,” “cancel culture” and “wokeness” during a summit for his foundation.
Obama explained, “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff … You should get over that quickly. The world is messy; there are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”