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  •  are you speaking of the President? (2+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, ratcityreprobate

    "Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    by SottoVoce on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:25:41 AM PDT

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    •  EVERY politician. (0+ / 0-)

      Top to bottom.

      •  Term limits (1+ / 0-)
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        are an abject failure in California.  The rapid turnover of elected officials simply turns even more power over to the lobbyists.

        Better to let the sunshine in on who is giving money thru PACs, etc., and corporate accountability for their political contributions via shareholder disclosure.

        The most violent element in society is ignorance.

        by Mr MadAsHell on Wed May 01, 2013 at 08:47:41 AM PDT

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        •  Lobbyists are another loose cannon (0+ / 0-)

          Voting isn't going to fix jack fucking shit anymore, as long as we have the same sociopathic and incompetent sorts to choose from. Who cares if 1 in 20 politicians is a decent human being - the system is clogged with shit and people celebrate this.

          It seems we are not to have any proper control, and, again, voting has FAILED to give us that.

          The situation we have was VOTED into place.

      •  While many politicians fit this bill (1+ / 0-)
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        Take the trash out regularly .... Currently the septic tank is full
        others do not.  I am not eager to see Kirsten Gillibrand (my Senator) or Paul Tonko (my Congressman) replaced by lesser lights.  I don't consider President Obama, for all his misplaced policies, to be the equivalent of sewage.

        Also, "throw the bums out" is what led to the disastrous 2010 Tea Party rout of state houses and the terrible policies that followed for Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, etc.  

        I think if you follow back the source of the problem, it all hinges on a MAJOR overhaul of campaign finance reform, shutting down the spigot of real sewage (secret money and corporate money and money from private manipulators), and slamming the door that leads from a career as a Congressman to a career as a lobbyist.  I think, minus that money, you'd see Congresspeople who are not devoted public servants term limiting themselves out of that job pretty quick.

        "Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

        by SottoVoce on Wed May 01, 2013 at 02:03:33 PM PDT

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