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  •  Yeah, but how does one know (3+ / 0-)
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    if a person is "self-abusive" before they win an election? This is not exactly something that will come up in the campaign, unless there's a past history of it and someone's trying to primary the pol in question.

    At that point, for all intents and purposes, it's not terribly useful anyway, as a tool--invariably, someone will call you out for being an armchair psychologist.

    Of course, the expression of our talents and rights depends to a large extent on them being respected by some other person.
    Understand something: Congress does not have to respect our talents. OTOH, they need to respect the rights of people and they haven't done that for years. It's just that since 9/11, they aren't falling all over themselves to hide that from us anymore. Except during active campaigning.

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 09:07:52 AM PST

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    •  True. Elections are a crap shoot -- the first (1+ / 0-)
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      time around. That's why we have elections every two years.

      That's not to say it is the voters fault. If there is a derth of candidates, it's hard to make a good choice. And, in that regard, the major political parties can and should be faulted.

      Of course, if we're to have government by the people, then the political parties are superfluous, unless they can come up with some useful service to provide -- like insuring that districts are equitable, access to voting facilities is adequate and candidates are qualified by something other than good hair.

      What's your political party done for you lately? Mine, mostly, just asks for money.

      Obamacare at your fingertips: 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

      by hannah on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 09:59:32 AM PST

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