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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 10:14 PM
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99.9999999% of politicians
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Edited on Sat Jun-19-10 10:15 PM by SoCalDem
just want to get elected.

they will say whatever gets them elected

they would take money from the devil to get elected

they do not see "promises" as yet to be fulfilled deliberate lies

they are trying to secure their own family's financial futures (at any cost to the public)

they will take money from the devil to STAY elected

they see themselves as exempt from the rules they make for the "small people".

It just is what it is, folks..

Anyone who spends tens of millions of dollars of OPM (other people's money) to land a job that pays less than $250K a year, and is time-limited, is looking WAY beyond that timeframe, and is seeing a much bigger payoff..longterm.

People who think politicians are truly out to "help" are deluding themselves. We choose the least-worst of the worst, because it's all we CAN do, and we hope for the best every time.

The reason that "nothing ever really changes" is because our form of government is designed to BE that way. The truly altruistic ones who manage to get elected, either get so frustrated that they quit, or they buckle down and learn to play the game to stay elected.

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  -99.9999999% of politicians SoCalDem  Jun-19-10 10:14 PM   #0 
  - You're such a pessimist.  Dr Morbius   Jun-19-10 10:15 PM   #1 
  - Ha! nt  valerief   Jun-19-10 10:20 PM   #2 
  - 96.872567%  HughMoran   Jun-19-10 10:24 PM   #3 
  - Broad brush  treestar   Jun-19-10 10:24 PM   #4 
  - LOL  William Z. Foster   Jun-19-10 10:26 PM   #5 
  - It's the type of post I try to ignore...eom  fadedrose   Jun-19-10 10:46 PM   #11 
  - You're so buried in cynicism  treestar   Jun-19-10 10:57 PM   #13 
  - way to miss a point.  tomp   Jun-20-10 10:28 AM   #26 
  - i think the number is a touch high, but otherwise, the points are self-evident. nt  tomp   Jun-20-10 10:25 AM   #25 
  - Comparing politicians as a group to blacks or Jews!  tekisui   Jun-20-10 10:29 AM   #27 
  - So you pretend not to get the concept of broad brush generalization  treestar   Jun-21-10 08:53 PM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-20-10 11:47 AM   #28 
     - Once in power, they gerrymander to choose their constituents  SoCalDem   Jun-20-10 02:04 PM   #29 
  - Evan Bayh quit. So did Sarah Palin. I sure as hell wouldn't call them altruistic.  provis99   Jun-19-10 10:27 PM   #6 
  - Answer is '5'  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-19-10 10:30 PM   #7 
  - Kinda optimistic about the .000000l%, aren't you?  fadedrose   Jun-19-10 10:31 PM   #8 
  - I, I, I, I'm devastated. I need a shoulder. (Siiigh) nt  blondeatlast   Jun-19-10 10:33 PM   #9 
  - 3 words: Campaign Finance Reform  Duppers   Jun-19-10 10:43 PM   #10 
  - I think you're right. Meg Whitman is a perfect example. Does  Booster   Jun-19-10 10:54 PM   #12 
  - i think a good chunk of them want to move the needle to the extent it can be moved  unblock   Jun-19-10 11:37 PM   #14 
  - Nothing changes?  HuckleB   Jun-19-10 11:41 PM   #15 
  - All real change starts locally. Expecting the corrupt idiots in Washington...  Odin2005   Jun-20-10 12:18 AM   #16 
  - Actually, it is much less about the $$$  99 Percent Sure   Jun-20-10 01:19 AM   #17 
  - Not even close. They know they have no power and are only pawns of the wealthy who fund them...  Scuba   Jun-20-10 03:44 AM   #19 
  - I think it is only 95%, 96% tops. There are a few, and if it weren't for the Party Machine  Greyhound   Jun-20-10 02:41 AM   #18 
  - gosh. I sure am lucky then. 100% of my congressional delegation is the exception.  cali   Jun-20-10 04:49 AM   #20 
  - Don't blame me, I always vote for the "purist" that ends up losing.  howard112211   Jun-20-10 05:08 AM   #21 
  - You need to take off the rose tinted glasses..  Fumesucker   Jun-20-10 05:38 AM   #22 
  - I worked in the political world with elected officials at every level  WCGreen   Jun-20-10 05:39 AM   #23 
  - Perhaps  Gecko6400   Jun-20-10 07:46 AM   #24 

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