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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:33 PM

Just to make myself clear......

the ability to raise insane amounts of campaign funds is not among the requirements to run for office IMHO.


In fact I will tend to view those candidates with some suspicion.

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Reply Just to make myself clear...... (Original post)
daleanime Jul 2013 OP
darkangel218 Jul 2013 #1
daleanime Jul 2013 #3
ProdigalJunkMail Jul 2013 #4
darkangel218 Jul 2013 #6
ProdigalJunkMail Jul 2013 #7
daleanime Jul 2013 #12
NoOneMan Jul 2013 #2
daleanime Jul 2013 #8
leftstreet Jul 2013 #5
daleanime Jul 2013 #10
ZombieHorde Jul 2013 #9
daleanime Jul 2013 #11

Response to daleanime (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:36 PM

1. You mean Raise?

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:39 PM

3. This is what you get when you spell check,

but don't proof read.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:40 PM

4. that's what you got out of the post and comment on?

interesting... but really not.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:42 PM

6. Im not far from what you got out of it, am i

Except I'm not attacking other posters like you.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:44 PM

7. i had no comment on the OP

i was simply interested in your snark and commented accordingly.

sP

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:10 PM

12. He's a snark....

gourmet. Has to be properly seasoned.

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Response to daleanime (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. What about the ability to have a famous spouse or parent?

 

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:45 PM

8. Usually go hand-in-hand....

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Response to daleanime (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:41 PM

5. These fuckers should have to go through a hiring process

Filter them out by their resumes: experience, education, job history, drug testing, credit report, etc just like everyone else



99.9 % of Congress wouldn't even get a call back

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:50 PM

10. I kind of like that idea....

if the required information was spelled out we wouldn't end up with things like last years non-release of taxes.

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Response to daleanime (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:46 PM

9. I think Congress should be filled by sortition (lottery).

People could choose to register for the lottery, and those who "win" would serve out their term. This has several benefits:
1) The people would be better represented.
2) There would be more incentive to have decent education in the US.
3) Partisan politics would greatly diminish.
4) Members of Congress wouldn't have to worry about looking tough in order to win elections.
5) Less corruption. Political donations from corporations would be gone.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:57 PM

11. Definitely has some advantages to discuss....

instead of voter suppression we would have to worry about shrinking the candidate pool.

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