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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:33 AM

Here's an idea we might to return to...........


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Reply Here's an idea we might to return to........... (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2016 OP
MH1 Aug 2016 #1
Warpy Aug 2016 #3
Nitram Aug 2016 #2
Cirque du So-What Aug 2016 #4
Nitram Aug 2016 #7
JNelson6563 Aug 2016 #5
Nitram Aug 2016 #8
WestCoastLib Aug 2016 #6
Nitram Aug 2016 #9
Blue_Tires Aug 2016 #10

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:40 AM

1. It would be a very difficult choice.

I guess this year it would HAVE to be Trump, but there is no shortage of contenders.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:51 AM

3. Oh, I think McConnell would win, hands down

for his continuous and outrageous obstruction of even routine business, like confirming or rejecting a USSC nominee.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:18 AM

2. Great. The tyranny of the majority throws out the socialist or the whistle blower.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:55 AM

4. Were there lobbyists in ancient Greece?

Halfway serious question, as I imagine their presence would be anathema to the democratic model. I've fantasized that, if I were in power, I would raze K Street and put an elaborate public square in its place.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 10:16 PM

7. Cirque, I'm sure there were lobbyists. it's human nature.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:02 AM

5. They voted to execute some of their best.

Mob rule, not all it's cracked up to be.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 10:16 PM

8. Exactly. Witness Socrates.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:53 PM

6. Voting to punish politicians is an awful idea

In fact, that's pretty much how the Teaparty turned the Republican party into what it is today.

Trump is the result of this type of mob mentality, not the likely target of it's ire.

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Response to WestCoastLib (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 10:17 PM

9. Exactly. Trump would love this idea.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 11:10 PM

10. The ancient Greeks were way ahead of us...

WAY ahead...

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