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Sat Mar 14, 2015, 11:53 PM

What does it take for someone like Cotton or Boehner to finally be held accountable?

Have we crossed the Rubicon where we are no longer a country of laws but of politics. The editorials and talking heads speak of blowback, but that's not enough. These people broke laws. What does it take to finally hold someone responsible for their actions.

I don't know. There is no civil discourse or discussion. Our government is all hyper-partisan politics 24/7.

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Reply What does it take for someone like Cotton or Boehner to finally be held accountable? (Original post)
KauaiK Mar 2015 OP
onenote Mar 2015 #1
librechik Mar 2015 #2
madamesilverspurs Mar 2015 #3
TreasonousBastard Mar 2015 #4
onecaliberal Mar 2015 #5
Rex Mar 2015 #6
Warpy Mar 2015 #7
LadyHawkAZ Mar 2015 #8

Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:12 AM

1. elections.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:40 AM

2. time machine and magical powers n/t

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:41 AM

3. Not being republican.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:46 AM

4. Think back to Joe McCarthy, who was, admittedly, far worse than...

most of today's morons.

At one point in a hearing, Joseph Welch famously exclaimed "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" to much cheering. Shortly after that, Edward R. Murrow did a bit of highly edited TV journalism to make McCarthy look like a bumbling idiot-- not far from the truth, actually. And McCarthy later died alone and in infamy.

Anyway, yes, the public can be disgusted by the excesses of some of these clowns, but they really have to be shoved down the public's throat. Part of the problem is that we have few people of the stature of Welch or Murrow to put these pieces of shit in their place.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:10 AM

5. Good question. I fear the answer is if you're a republican you can do whatever

You want including war crimes. There will be no consequences.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:16 AM

6. Good question, at one time it was elections. Now with gerrymandering in place

 

and countless dollars in elections - is there a way to hold them accountable? Some places you can oust them, but heavily gerrymandered districts and no term limits really makes it hard imo.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:21 AM

7. Cotton should be fined under the Logan Act

$50,000 would get the moron's attention, $100,000 might be better.

Refusing to enforce the law because the lawbreaker is a Republican has led us to a nation where protected classes like politicians and rich men need never fear prosecution for any outrage against the country or its people.

It needs to stop. Fining that little pimple would be a good first step.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:26 AM

8. Changing the system so that it works again

Unfortunately, taking the reins and slowly turning the runaway horses that 30 years of neocon destruction have left us with is going to be a timely process, and too many people would rather whine for a savior to fix it overnight.

Voting the Koch whores out and electing Democrats under whom progress is at least possible would be a good place to start.

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