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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 03:44 AM
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19. Not even close. They know they have no power and are only pawns of the wealthy who fund them...
...it's the money. Time for term limits and public campaign financing.
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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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