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  •  I have enormous faith that Gore (0+ / 0-)

    is not corruptable even in the "toxic" system and that is why I want him back in.

    •  Of course he isn't... (0+ / 0-)

      And I hope you aren't intimating that I am stating that. And if you want him back, then why do you choose to ignore everything else that I pointed out? You just contradicted the whole argument. He is not corruptable, therefore, NOT someone who would get very far in the very system you claim you want him in. And why would you wish that on him after all he has been through? He also chose not to run in 2004, so what would be so all Earth shattering now if he didn't again? People didn't seem too disappointed about that even though actually, that was the window we should not have allowed to be closed.

      I obviously am not looking at all of this from the same perspective as many here. I want him to be happy, and he is now very happy with his life and the great changes he will most definitely make with this movie and the book (which I hear is WONDERFUL and can't wait to buy this weekend) and I know I can support that regardless of any election. Of course, being the President of the United States is a position of great power when it comes to influencing policy... in a truly DEMOCRATIC system. We don't have that here, however. But we do have him, and that is something I am very grateful for.

      So again, explain to me how he would even be able to truly devote the time and effort to this issue there that he is here and now? And how would that be possible with those working around him unwilling to face it? That again is the point of this movie... to cause a change in thinking across the political board in all Parties. Can that really happen in a system of corruption, corporate payola, rigged elections, special interests, etc? Of course, he could ignore it all, but then he wouldn't be President of the United States if he did, and that is exactly his point.

      •  You say... (0+ / 0-)

        "He's not corruptable therefore he wouldn't get very far in the very system you want him in."

        I disagree completely with that statement.  Your view of government is so cynical that you are basically saying that it is beyond repair.  I disagree with that completely.  As both of my parents worked in government, I also sort of take it personally when people start slinging those "they are all corrupt in Washington" arrows because it is actually not true and INSULTING to people who do care and work hard and give up a lot to go into public service as opposed to the private sector.  So now you are actually starting to piss me off because you are insulting my family and numerous life-long friends and even my neighbors.  What gives you the right to make these sweeping judegments about the people who make up our government anyway?  Yes we have some crooks in power in the moment, but that does not by any means mean that EVERYONE is on the take and motivated by sinister plots.

        You may take on any pursuits that you choose, but if you go for destroying this democracy by poisoning it with your particular breed of cynicism, I will stand firmly in your way.  

        Democracy has and always will require a leap of faith.  If you can't make that leap of faith, you can't have a democracy.  Cynicism and faith are antitherical to one another.

        And again - I have faith in Gore's ability to not only lead with scruples and get very far doing that.  I don't think you're noticed that it isn't 2000 anymore.  The pendulum IS starting to swing back.

        •  It's called reality (0+ / 0-)

          You simply refuse to face the truth of what I type, so you turn the tables on me. It WAS the enabling Congress on all sides who IS beholding to corporate interests over the people that did this to us. And if I am angry about the current state of politics in this country, I have a good reason to be. Those who handed power to Bush and his thugs on a platter enabled the shredding of our Constitution and the theft of our President and NO ONE stepped up to stop it. That isn't cynicism, that is REALITY. Since that day my faith in this system is gone. And since you refuse to show me anything to restore it but would rather attack me for my opinions, my comments about it stand.

          •  But you wouldn't have Gore step up to (1+ / 0-)
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            stop it because he is too precious to come out of some Ivory Tower that you have built around him?  Very strange and again - thanks for the insults to all of the people who you do not know - or even know about - who have actually spent a good deal of time and risked their livelihoods to stop the misdeeds of the past six years.  Your view is so bleak and dark that we might as well find a way to make Bush king and accept our fate to fail at democracy right now - just give up right this very minute because "all people are bad".  Oh and if you want proof that democray can work, maybe you should read a little bit of history.  Perhaps study the FDR era or the Revolutionary War that did not result in a totalitarian regime or Harry Truman and the Marshall plan.  I don't have to prove that to you.  You just choose to believe it is all bad like one of those cartoon characters whose only line is "We're all gonna die."  

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