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  •  American Idol contestants... (1+ / 0-)
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    Any idea how we'd do if we replaced all of the House with American Idol contestants?

    •  Better. Seriously. It's math. (1+ / 0-)
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      The American Idol contestants are selected via a politically neutral process (singing talent). Thus it is safe to assume that, given 435 American Idol contestants, you'd get a sampling of political views that fairly closely resembles the American population, with most representatives near the center--the classic bell curve.

      OTOH the GOP House majority is chosen by GOP primary voters. (Most districts are safe; indeed the gerrymandering is so extensive that the GOP won a House majority despite getting fewer overall votes than the Dems in 2012 House races.) And the GOP primary electorate most definitely do not group near the center. They are somewhere far to the right on the bell curve. Among those voters, willingness to compromise is seen as a negative. A recipe for gridlock and dysfunction.

      Thus we have proven that replacing the entire House with American Idol contestants would improve the government of the USA. It's a scientific fact.

      You're welcome.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 11:17:11 AM PST

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