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What do politicians benefit from obviously manufactured quibbles?

  1. Clive Donegal profile image77
    Clive Donegalposted 6 years ago

    What do politicians benefit from obviously manufactured quibbles?

    Whether the president ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia, or accusing him of responsibility for gas prices or the economy, specious charges annoy and frustrate me. What lasting value do such random accusations have?

  2. Shahid Bukhari profile image59
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Accusing ... is the name of the game ... of Politics ...
    Played by the smart ones ...
    at the cost of the regular folks ... worldwide.

    There is no lasting value, in these "games" ...
    These are some of the means, of "dethroning" the opponent.

    Don't worry ... Your frustrations are correctly placed.

  3. tammybarnette profile image60
    tammybarnetteposted 6 years ago

    I guess like all entertainers they are happy as long as they are being talked about, any publicity is good.

  4. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    A good book to read by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is "The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics" - (the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction)