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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:44 PM

"what this country needs is more unemployed politicians"

quote from angela davis, whose birthday is today.

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Reply "what this country needs is more unemployed politicians" (Original post)
niyad Jan 2013 OP
watch the sky Jan 2013 #1
femmocrat Jan 2013 #2
niyad Jan 2013 #3
ucrdem Jan 2013 #4
niyad Jan 2013 #6
ucrdem Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #7
ucrdem Jan 2013 #9
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #5
niyad Jan 2013 #10
treestar Jan 2013 #11

Response to niyad (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:48 PM

1. ha, figures she's an Aquarius

and she's right - Happy Birthday, Angela, and many more to come!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:33 PM

2. It's not like they work full-time anyhow.

(Especially the Congress!)

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:54 PM

3. some of them do not seem to work at all

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:34 PM

4. She's right of course, but there's also something to be said

for making politics a respectable profession again, and encouraging promising students to consider it. Otherwise we'll keep getting Tea Party congresses or worse. I think the contempt directed to our current Congress is probably well aimed, although somebody's voting in the clowns so it's by no means unanimous.

But there are lots of good, hard working pols like the ones discussed here including President Obama, Joe Biden, both Clintons, Kerry and many others, als some good governors (Jerry Brown comes to mind), senators, and reps. They get a lot of disrespect though so at some point we need to figure out how to make politics respectable again. How, I don't know exactly, but sites like this where virtue is rewarded, if only digitally, might be part of the solution.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

6. welcome to DU. would be nice if the majority of them were as you described. sadly, there are

a lot who should be permanently unemployed at anything.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:09 PM

8. Thank you!

Oh I agree with you, and with Angela Davis, happy birthday to her too. What I mean is that the whole shrink-government-and-drown-it meme depends on a contempt of politicians that's as carefully cultivated as the rest of the pack of lies, like the one about Dems starting wars and Reps ending them. Used to hear that one all the time from my dad, lol. So I guess a bit part of the problem is just RW control of the media, and boy do they control a lot of it.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:54 PM

7. Welcome to DU. We don't need any more teabaggers. They've got the money to get elected, too.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:15 PM

9. Thanks freshwest!

True that, there are some real stinkers out there, for sure. But a lot of them really seem to believe in their mission, and gerrymandered safe districts to keep returning them, cognitive dissonance and all. Tough proposition.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

5. People who believe this need to be the first to give up their representation

in Congress and their state legislatures.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:53 PM

10. I would LOVE to give up my rep--dear old doug lamborn.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:23 AM

11. Stupid attitude

We are the change we seek. It is weak to blame "politicians" especially when we get to elect them.

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