What word would YOU use as an apt description of Washington D.C. politics

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    What word would YOU use as an apt description of Washington D.C. politics

    the actual words?


  2. Georgie Lowery profile image91
    Georgie Loweryposted 10 years ago

    Disconnected would be my word. It seems like most politicians (both parties) have everything but the American people in mind when making their policies and laws. As we saw with the shutdown, it seems as if everything is a game now.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Besides disconnected, power hungry, predatory, and exploitative.  Many politicians see us constituents as mere pawns to their next career move.  Politics is a game and another form of show business. Let the GAME PLAYING commence! Full steam ahead!

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

    First word that comes to my mind is "clusterf*ck".......

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Now, now, Mr. Cat, keep it clean now. I expect BETTER from you! However, I am in total agreement with you that politicians love to mess with us psychologically and esp. financially.  They are the true highway robbers!

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, I couldn't help myself.... :-)

  4. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 10 years ago

    If I were to describe politics, whether in Washington D.C. or elsewhere in one word, I'd call it "difficult". Hammering out legislation is long, tedious, boring work. I once belonged to the League of Women Voters.  The League does a vast amount of work beyond registering voters.  This one particular group was studying landfills and trying to come up with solutions to an extremely important question in society.  The amount of research that went into exploring all aspects of this subject to determine what a responsible policy of our government should be regarding this one "little" question was so time consuming and tedious that I ended up leaving after a short time, not without guilt, AND with great admiration for those who do work few of the rest of us could even tolerate for one day.  Try to get a sign put up in your neighborhood for, let's say, drivers to slow down for children at play, or a deaf child in the neighborhood, or any one of a myriad of changes you might think would improve your corner of society, and you'll have a taste of politics on the local level. Politics in Washington, D.C. is all of that and more. Government which will always involve opposing views, i.e. politics, is a thankless job that NEEDS to be done and it's DIFFICULT.

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      An excellent answer. Too many people depend on what they hear from the media, the pundits and comedians and do not do enough research themselves to understand the difficulty of reaching a consensus on any issue.

  5. lone77star profile image74
    lone77starposted 10 years ago


    Most politicians are following their new boss, the Corporate Party. We no longer have a representative government. Anything that appears to be a response to public opinion is merely a dog and pony show to keep us distracted. Inexorably, both sides of the Corporate Party (Demopublicans and Republicrats) are big on spending, war and tyranny. They're running America into the ground, rape and pillage style. The 17+ Trillion national debt skyrocketed with Bush and kicked into hyper-drive with Obama. Destination: Oblivion. When that bubble bursts, it'll be "good night" to all of Earth's currencies.

    The reason the only destination is a popped currency bubble is because of the corrupt nature of our currency -- it's a Ponzi scheme. It's based on debt. And there are multiple layers of added currency that devalue the dollar and make greater wealth for the private owners of the Federal Reserve. Money is loaned to the government at interest. Every dollar that is created automatically requires principle and interest, but that interest doesn't exist, because it hasn't been printed yet. When it is printed, then there is new debt, compounded. Paying off the national debt gets further and further from being possible. Nice for Wall Street. And the fractional reserve lending compounds this problem.

    But money is not the aim of the psychopathic elite. They're using the extra income to help them ruin the United States to get it out of the way so they can achieve their real aim -- a New World Order where most everyone else is either dead or a slave to their oligarchy.

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Lone Star, this answer is not worthy of you. The public offers no consensus. They are being led down winding paths to nowhere. We were both around when the people voiced their views on civil rights--we saw change. People can rule, but it takes work.

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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    Discombobulated would be the word that I would choose to describe politics in Washington.

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    Larry Wallposted 10 years ago

    Self-Centered (hope that does not count as two words. The members of Congresss are so concerned with re-election, maintaining the party line, and pleasing the party leadership so their bills do not get killed and they can move up to nicer offices, that they really spend little time attending to the affairs of the nation.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You have succinctly stated what Washington D.C. politics IS.Yes,these politicians view politicians as a game,career move,& a way to become a millionaire.My late father said it so well long ago that the reasons many people enter politics is to be

    2. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      you added a hyphen Larry, so I say it's one word.  I agree with your comments - it's amazing that each member of congress is set for life (financially) the day after they take office, so why make life so difficult for everyone else.

  8. Silverspeeder profile image60
    Silverspeederposted 10 years ago


    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      very clever smile

  9. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
    ReneeDC1979posted 10 years ago

    WHACK is the only word that I can think of right now.  Setting aside who I voted for.  The fact that so many Americans were affected by the government shutdown - a decision about the budget that all of Congress had to vote on for an entire year and chose to continue arguing and standing their ground and not thinking about the people who are truly affected by the budget is just whack.

    THE END!!!

  10. BuffaloGal1960 profile image66
    BuffaloGal1960posted 10 years ago

    Well, since you've already chosen a "best answer", may I throw out some adjectives?

    1) Evil
    2) Greedy
    3) Wasteful
    4) Anti-American
    5) Scandalous
    6) Unscrupulous
    7) Instigational
    8) Controversial
    9) Anti-Christian
    10) Shameful

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Certainly may, Buffalo Girl, the more answers the better.  DON'T stop, WON'T stop, add....

  11. AOkay12 profile image59
    AOkay12posted 10 years ago

    "Greedy" is the word that I would use.  The way that politicians behave nowadays is really laughable and sad at the same time.  The rest of world must be looking at our politicians on the news and shaking their heads.  Most every person that is hip to what is going on knows that most politicians are looking out for the interests of their corporate sponsors instead of the interests of their constituents.  I have no doubt that there are honest and ethical politicians working for us, but sometimes I feel that their efforts are overshadowed by the deeds of the greedy politicians.

  12. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 10 years ago

    All the wasted brain cells and time to do nothing but waste.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Now, WHO can argue with that!  This answer is so on target!

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Then fix the problem. Vote for the right people. Write letters to editors. Write (not e-mail) congressmen. Don't tell me, tell them. Speak in specifics and not as if the end was near. There is a future awaiting us, but we have to work for it.


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