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Politics vs. governing

  1. Danny R Hand profile image61
    Danny R Handposted 5 years ago

    Is it just me, or is anyone else fed up with the pathetic display of governing that we have witnessed over the last week? Democrat, Republican, or Tea Party, what we have seen is pathetic! Whatever your political standing, to put political positioning, ideology, or any other motive above the welfare of your country or fellow citizens, to me, is close to treason! Your thoughts?

    1. Moderndayslave profile image59
      Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are not alone.These reps can't do the right thing for the citizens because the corporations that purchased their souls will cut them off if they vote wrong.

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! I think it's ridiculous the way that Lincoln intentionally positioned the South at Fort Sumter to attack first during the War Between the States!!

      ... wait, what are we talking about?


  2. qodrn profile image60
    qodrnposted 5 years ago

    clowns.  clowns.  Of course, just as an aside, the government takes in enough monthly to "not default on loans."  This  has actually never been a problem depending where the government puts is money. 
    The real issue is a downgrading of the US credit which will make things more costly.  This could happen even if an agreement is reached.
    Lastly, Aug 2 is no longer the drop dead date.  It seems we most  likely have funds to last through Aug 10.

    Truly, rhetoric has reached a new low with this administration.  My solution?
    Let's brick em in until they get the job done.

  3. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 5 years ago

    Mostly, political positioning, ideology or other motives will show the way to get top govt. position and rule the people. Then they will look after the welfare of their country and their fellow citizens. Without political positions, ideology and motives, no government can be effective. It is like planning for the eternal welfare of citizens.

    Just to look after their welfare of citizens is like feeding for a day only. To look after welfare of the country, its government will work towards that goal, based on some ideology.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    They weren't really worried about default, they were mostly concerned about their reelection.  Let's give them something to worry about and vote the morons out.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Which morons are you going to vote for? lol

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        logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The least moronic! smile

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sure, you COULD vote for the least moronic...

          Or you could fight for the best candidate.

          Ron Paul 2012.

          Ron Paul has:
          Never voted to raise taxes;

          never voted for an unbalanced budget;

          never taken a government paid junket;

          never voted to increase the power of the executive branch;

          voted against the War in Iraq;

          voted against the Patriot Act;

          Refused to participate in the lucrative government pension program
          been predicting and explaining the housing market bust since 2003;

          returned a portion of his congressional operating budget to the US Treasury each year;

          demanded transparency to the Federal Reserve;

          taught countless Americans about the Constitution and sound money;

          delivered over 4,000 babies;

          never turned down a patient due to inability to pay for medical help;

          earned veteran status for being a doctor during the Vietnam (offensive) war.

          And the list goes on!


          1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ron Paul has integrity but he is a misguided, Minniver Cheevy  who yearns for past days that can never return.

            Miniver Cheevy

            Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn,

            Grew lean while he assailed the seasons;

            He wept that he was ever born,

            And he had reasons.

            Miniver loved the days of old

            When swords were bright and steeds were prancing;

            The vision of a warrior bold

            Would set him dancing.

            Miniver sighed for what was not,

            And dreamed, and rested from his labors;

            He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot,

            And Priam's neighbors.

            Minever mourned the ripe renown

            That made so many a name so fragrant;

            He mourned Romance, now on the town,

            And Art, a vagrant.

            Minever loved the Medici,

            Albeit he had never seen one;

            He would have sinned incessantly

            Could he have been one.

            Miniver cursed the commonplace

            And eyed a khaki suit with loathing;

            He missed the mediƦval grace

            Of iron clothing.

            Miniver scorned the gold he sought,

            But sore annoyed was he without it;

            Miniver thought, and thought, and thought,

            And thought about it.

            Miniver Cheevy, born too late,

            Scratched his head and kept on thinking;

            Miniver coughed, and called it fate,

            And kept on drinking.

            E.A. Robinson

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              so, in other words, you WILL willingly vote for the lesser of two evils.

              1. TMMason profile image76
                TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Most do, Evan.

                It is a sad state of affairs.

    2. Danny R Hand profile image61
      Danny R Handposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  5. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 5 years ago

    "Miniver Cheevy" - I like that. Not seen it before smile

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    You cannot change them, it's who they are.