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  •  I'm tired of dynastic candidates (12+ / 0-)

    What?

    Bush vs Clinton 2016?

    Shoot me

    And I have all the respect for Hilliary's qualities.  But enough with family runs.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 02:45:47 PM PST

    •  This isn't dynastic at all (3+ / 0-)
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      pistolSO, terjeanderson, InformedDiva

      The woman served as a US Senator for two terms and has just ended a 4 year stint as Secretary of State. In another woman with a different last name, those would be sterling qualifications to run for president.
      The dynasty argument served you when she was first elected to the Senate, but that horse left the barn a while back.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:39:38 PM PST

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      •  She didn't serve as a senator for (3+ / 0-)
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        greenbell, Roger Fox, wu ming

        two full terms and, as a carpetbagger, she never would have been elected  the first time without her husband;'s powerful DLC machine. As a Senator, she was in league with the hawks,.  That is not a sterling qualification for me.

      •  Um. No. (0+ / 0-)

        The dynastic argument never goes away. Once an aristocrat, always an aristocrat.

        Talent is not so rare as people seem to think. There are somewhere between 100,000 and 1,000,000 Americans who could do the job just as well as Hillary Clinton.

        Personally, I'm in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban political dynasties. Your Mom/Sister/Wife/Grandma was President? Then you're disqualified. Sorry. I'm sure you can find something else to do with your connections.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:34:57 PM PST

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    •  Hey, with Dynastic Presidencies we can (1+ / 0-)
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      Portlaw

      revive a lot of old, lost traditions. I'd be a good artist to hire to do all the tomb paintings that display Pharaoh's life and accomplishments; however I really don't want to work the canopic jars or brain scoops. Ew.

      Shall we all agree that W. Bush's reign was "a period of inter-Dynastic interregnum"?

      All hail the great Sun Barge! Isis, Isis, Ra Ra Ra!

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