Has our government become a system "of the nuts, by the nuts, and for the nuts"?

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  1. FitnezzJim profile image75
    FitnezzJimposted 12 years ago

    Has our government become a system "of the nuts, by the nuts, and for the nuts"?

    Given the overbearing power of extreme left wing and right wing voices, and the way we choose sides before we have facts in hand and engage in rational thought on any given question, has our US representative system decayed to the point that is a system "of the nuts, by the nuts, and for the nuts"?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image80
    Wayne Brownposted 12 years ago

    I think you might have nailed the answer while posing the question.  Insanity is simply a perspective and apparently the nuts have taken over and are playing to the nut lobby. WB

  3. eculligan profile image70
    eculliganposted 12 years ago

    Just look at Nancy Pelosi and listen to her speak.  I would say that she is at least one of the nuts.

  4. someonewhoknows profile image73
    someonewhoknowsposted 12 years ago

    Con-sidering That! Many in Con-gress Con-sider Con-gress a QUO-RUM for their Personal Perks and Pork barrel Legislation of by and for their Con-stituants and their Corporate Military Industrial Con-Plex.


    Please excuse the Nuts In office ! For they know -"Nut" - what they do!

  5. Gareth Pritchard profile image75
    Gareth Pritchardposted 12 years ago


    I am sure it is “government of the greedy, by the greedy, for the greedy, forgive me if I am wrong." If you are nuts its ok because you just get invoked, make a noise, get involved and at least make an attempt to make your leaders accountable.

    You should get greedy, sorry I mean get active or it really is government of the nuts, by the nuts, for the greedy and not what you might think.

  6. ameljor22 profile image59
    ameljor22posted 12 years ago

    yep but they are smart nuts..... able to control and control they do.

  7. cattleships profile image69
    cattleshipsposted 12 years ago

    I think not. The only really big time nut is the extremely rich and powerful George Soros. Most everyone else in big government is just greedy and self-serving. Our representative government has deteriorated into practically an oligarchy because of the marriage between big government and big business (which includes big banking), and, a generally apathetic and uninformed public (check the voting record of American voters since 1950).The lobbying system is really a bribery system. And unlimited Congressional terms are the foundation of cronyism. The entrenched corruption, now so prevalent in U S Government, is, in my opinion, approaching a point of no return. The only nuts will be us if we let Soros' protege stay in the White House another four years. Remember, the definition of insanity, according to Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

  8. M. T. Dremer profile image85
    M. T. Dremerposted 12 years ago

    I think the problem is that the crazy people are the ones with the most time on their hands. Regular people, working their jobs and raising their families, don't have time to go to Washington and hold up signs protesting something. There are a lot of things I'd like to protest, but I can't afford to fly where ever the controversies are. I can't even donate to organizations I support. So the media only covers the crazy people and the government only hears them.

  9. Doc Snow profile image89
    Doc Snowposted 12 years ago

    Well, not the whole government.  More just the primary campaigns.

  10. Jay S profile image60
    Jay Sposted 12 years ago

    I'm not sure that our system is any different than it has ever been.  They say that it is government for the people, of the people, and by the people.  The problem is, they don't consider us the people.  We are just there to fight the wars and pay the bills.

      In my opinion,  it's been like this since 1776 when this nation was born and said,  Pay no taxes to the king, pay us instead.

  11. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 12 years ago

    Sadly, I personally think, that this speaks as much of our vast and varied population as it does of those we elect to represent us.

    If s h i t runs downhill, it is packed from the ground up!

  12. proactrdv profile image59
    proactrdvposted 12 years ago

    Our system indeed needs revitalizing and while all of them are not nuts, a great many of them are shortsighted and prejudiced. It is very clear that anything the President does even if previously agreed upon by mainly Republicans will be found to have faults. On the other hand all this crazy wrangling is petty selfishness.

  13. happychappyjb profile image61
    happychappyjbposted 12 years ago

    I thought it was bananas, by bananas, for bananas. Mind if you ask Herman Cane, he would probably say for the immigrants, by the immigrants. ( Cane is very anti immigration and wants to electrocute them apart from the fact he wants three page bills because he does not want to read long bills. God save us all from Cane please)

    In reality it is of the Common People, by the Politicians and for the Wall Street.

  14. profile image58
    na cairridireposted 12 years ago

    More like of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy; or of the power mongers, by the power mongers and for the power mongers. Nuts would be saying that there wasn't a purpose and the purpose is vague. Unless you understand the greed and power grab is more like two mothers in a mall fighting over the last i pod in the store two days before Christmas. Each has to have it for their kid and the whole meaning of Christmas isn't in the room.

  15. ibbarkingmad profile image60
    ibbarkingmadposted 12 years ago

    To quote a very bad movie. "That's a lot of nuts!"
    And the serious answer is, that depends. The situation is that we have a two party system where one party is for large government while the other is for big business. The government-industrial complex is thus maintained no matter who is in power. So if by nuts you mean that special interests have more power than the actual people and that government has control over our live like never before (and by connection businesses do as well) then yes, this is a system "of the nuts, by the nuts, and for the nuts".

  16. profile image36
    LORD ENKIposted 12 years ago

    GOOD QUESTION!! As my father told me in the 70's it will either be the NUTS or the RATS that run this world in the future.Strangely enough His father told him this in the 1940's. The nuts meaning the Sadam's and the Osama's and the Adof's,and the RATS literally the rodent the rat that can survive almost anything.YES IT ALREADY IS!!!

  17. Cat R profile image67
    Cat Rposted 12 years ago

    Makes you wonder sometimes!

    I see the employment situation and people losing their homes left and right!

    I hear he wants to pull the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and know he is reducing the services!
    Don't get me wrong: I loaded enough 'boxes' on planes to know how many soldiers we lost and every one of them was a loss.
    But if he wants to do this right, he needs to make sure that he doesn't punish those soldiers for serving their country by leaving the unemployed and homeless shortly after they come home!

  18. Mudit rebellion profile image59
    Mudit rebellionposted 12 years ago

    Nuts is something very small to say about them...They are the HARDEST NUTS !

  19. tswilson profile image60
    tswilsonposted 12 years ago

    It's a system of laws written by and votes determined by lobbyists (special interest groups, big business, anyone with money).  While the politicians deserve blame for having no integrity or ethics, it is the system that is broken.  Fundamental changes must be made to the political process if we ever want effective government for the people again.


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