Do you feel that the Democratic and Republican parties are for the most part, co

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. jseven profile image85
    jsevenposted 7 years ago

    Do you feel that the Democratic and Republican parties are for the most part, corrupt?

  2. mortimerjackson profile image56
    mortimerjacksonposted 7 years ago

    The fact of the matter is, yes they are. When you see people who work for political parties and its regulatory agencies later on going to work for lobby groups or chairmen for a company, then you know there is something wrong going on in politics.

    EDIT: So what Credence2 is saying, is it isn't a question of IF the government is corrupt, but how much.

    I for one agree.

  3. Credence2 profile image81
    Credence2posted 7 years ago

    They all are as politics is often times intrinsically corrupt, but there is a matter of degree and therein lies the difference in the two political parties in my opinion.

  4. seicheprey profile image61
    seichepreyposted 7 years ago

    There is a quote, I believe from Thomas Jefferson, that states roughly, mistrusts anyone who runs for office.  I believe that this holds true today.  Running a community, regardless of size, is a difficult task that the best people never apply for, which is why the founding fathers were assigned to certain tasks.  So, in the long of it, yes, I believe that they're all corrupt, and no one is to be trusted who runs for any political office.

  5. DJProfessorK profile image60
    DJProfessorKposted 7 years ago

    Misguided, yes. Corrupt? Not as much as before. Watergate and other politically related scandals helped mitigate most of the corruption.

    Credence2 is right though.

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    Dems are part of a machine that takes bribes to raise money and win elections, while the Republicans are fundamentally crooked. "There is but one party in the US and it has two right wings: Democrat and Republican."

  7. YoungPhilosopher8 profile image58
    YoungPhilosopher8posted 7 years ago

    Was Liberace gay ? was OJ guilty ? is Michele Bachmann a Moron ? OFFFFF COUSRE THE ANSWER IS YES LOL

  8. stanwshura profile image71
    stanwshuraposted 7 years ago

    The parties themselves - for the most part, no.  A party, it seems to me, represents a set of values focused on a particular ideal.  And by 'ideal', I mean both definitions:  the principle and the utopia/"perfect" situation.

    I think "extremists" - those on either far end of the conservative/liberal continuum who might even be so militant as to have a "by any means necessary" or "the ends justify the means" attitude, and view the "other" through a moral lense, can be very corrupt.

    Politicians who are focused on "their" party, and/or especially those whose main priorities have to do with reputation and political career advancement - who truly see the world as functioning by "appearance" as much as or even more than truth - and who act accordingly - yeah, they're corrupt as hell.

    As is the system, inasmuch as it has become one that is teetering toward self-preservation rather than serving the needs of the society that created it.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)