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(Business Insider)   Five months later, Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucus   (businessinsider.com) divider line 82
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2012-06-17 02:28:09 PM  
"The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.
 
2012-06-17 02:28:18 PM  
I know a lot of Americans are asking themselves this question about the Republican caucuses and primaries, and Ron Paul's political tactics in particular, but as a Canadian outsider, I feel more entitled to ask it:

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIAT ANY WAY?

Do explain. Thank you.
 
2012-06-17 02:31:06 PM  

brantgoose: I know a lot of Americans are asking themselves this question about the Republican caucuses and primaries, and Ron Paul's political tactics in particular, but as a Canadian outsider, I feel more entitled to ask it:

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIAT ANY WAY?

Do explain. Thank you.


He has very loyal followers, one might even say fanatics. The GOP as a whole has little use for him because of his anti-war (i.e., slash military funding OMG!) and anti-drug war (Won't someone think of the children!!!) stances.
 
2012-06-17 02:38:40 PM  

St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.


the "walk the REpublican talk" line is more accurate than this guy realizes. His supporters like to make him out ot be a great "libertarian" champion, but when all is said and done, RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.
 
2012-06-17 02:41:01 PM  

Aarontology: St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.

the "walk the REpublican talk" line is more accurate than this guy realizes. His supporters like to make him out ot be a great "libertarian" champion, but when all is said and done, RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.


I've always thought if he was serious he'd jump to the Democratic Party. He'd have a better chance there; the GOP will crush him like a fly if he ever gets near the Presidency.
 
2012-06-17 02:45:37 PM  
You know who else sought unconventional means to seize power?
 
2012-06-17 02:47:53 PM  
Gary Johnson for PREZ!
 
2012-06-17 02:49:42 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Gary Johnson for PREZ!


In today's GOP he has less chance than Ron Paul. At least Ron Paul is crazy.
 
2012-06-17 02:52:22 PM  
Who's up for a ramble?

We'll ramble all night! We may end up in Patagonia by morning, or listening to Ron Paul declaim about silver and gold versus fiat currency. Pretty much the same thing either way. If there is one thing that Libertarians are good at, it's rousing rambles.


Maybe they meant "rubble rousers"? (I think the Army has a stockpile of those.)

Could it be Rambo rousers?

Rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, ribbit, rabble, rabble.
 
2012-06-17 03:11:15 PM  

brantgoose: I know a lot of Americans are asking themselves this question about the Republican caucuses and primaries, and Ron Paul's political tactics in particular, but as a Canadian outsider, I feel more entitled to ask it:

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIAT ANY WAY?

Do explain. Thank you.


They are insane fanatics, who are utilizing a hole in the caucus system to subvert democracy.
 
2012-06-17 03:13:51 PM  

GAT_00: brantgoose: I know a lot of Americans are asking themselves this question about the Republican caucuses and primaries, and Ron Paul's political tactics in particular, but as a Canadian outsider, I feel more entitled to ask it:

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIAT ANY WAY?

Do explain. Thank you.

They are insane fanatics brave patriots, who are utilizing a hole in the caucus system to subvert democracy try to elect the man the GOP doesn't want; but they will any day. Honest!

 
2012-06-17 05:51:59 PM  

Aarontology: St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.

the "walk the REpublican talk" line is more accurate than this guy realizes. His supporters like to make him out ot be a great "libertarian" champion, but when all is said and done, RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.


Unsure if you're trolling, but I'll bite. I seriously doubt Paul will endorse Romney unlike Rand did. It's not in his personality to "wheel and deal" and appease statists and Party lickspittles. In this regard, Rand is significantly less a purist libertarian than his father.
 
2012-06-17 06:38:54 PM  

Aarontology: RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.


Since when? Have you seen his voting record?
 
2012-06-17 06:40:27 PM  

Aarontology: St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.

the "walk the REpublican talk" line is more accurate than this guy realizes. His supporters like to make him out ot be a great "libertarian" champion, but when all is said and done, RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.


He reminds me of McCain. Willing to take brave "stands" but will always fall in line when push comes to shove or when it really matters. Paul could have jumped ship and got the Libertarian part some momentum in '08 but he didn't. He fell back in line and will voice a few brave stands every now and then to keep fooling his followers
 
2012-06-17 07:16:19 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Gary Johnson for PREZ!


I rather like Gary Johnson. A lot of his ideas are reasonable, and he doesn't seem to edit them to put on a bumper sticker. (Except the horrible "Fair"Tax, but I'll overlook that for now).

Plus, there is a good chance he will hold the same position on an issue from one week to the next, while Romney has a hard time holding a firm position in the same sentence.

/Wish he was as good of a public speaker as President Obama.
 
2012-06-17 07:17:42 PM  
Wow, that's a trollerific pic of RON PAUL in that article.

"U MAD, BRO" or "LULZ"
 
2012-06-17 07:18:14 PM  

Triumph: Aarontology: RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.

Since when? Have you seen his voting record?


He's a very brave man when his vote doesn't matter.
 
2012-06-17 07:18:34 PM  

StopLurkListen: Wow, that's a trollerific pic of RON PAUL in that article.

"U MAD, BRO" or "LULZ"


...I should include the pic, huh?

static6.businessinsider.com

/hot
 
2012-06-17 07:22:24 PM  
It's ok, he might not know what month it is anyway.
 
2012-06-17 07:29:19 PM  
RON PAUL
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 07:35:18 PM  

StopLurkListen: StopLurkListen: Wow, that's a trollerific pic of RON PAUL in that article.

"U MAD, BRO" or "LULZ"

...I should include the pic, huh?

[static6.businessinsider.com image 400x300]

/hot


Yes, but then...

scrapetv.com
 
2012-06-17 07:40:43 PM  

Snarfangel: BunkyBrewman: Gary Johnson for PREZ!

I rather like Gary Johnson. A lot of his ideas are reasonable, and he doesn't seem to edit them to put on a bumper sticker. (Except the horrible "Fair"Tax,


Isn't it fair that the people who use the pubic sub-structure the most also be responsible to pay for it the most? Romney, and the republicans, are generally pretty clear that that it's not fair to pay for thing you don't use. Like public education, and such.

Or should you pay me because I want to stay home and master Call of Duty to better to protect the coontry when the eventually takeover occurs, do to the gun taking that Obama will start enforcing in his second term?
 
2012-06-17 07:51:24 PM  
I'm a young person and nearly every tea partier I've ever spoken to wants more wars.

They don't actually care about spending at all. They just like pretending.
 
2012-06-17 07:52:05 PM  
You guy think RON PAUL's crazy, you should meet my neighbor. He's still flying his flag at half-staff after 3 1/2 years.
 
2012-06-17 07:52:46 PM  
TFA: "Ron Paul won the majority of national convention delegates in Iowa this weekend...the Texas Congressman won 21 of the state's 25 unbound delegates"

What is an "unbound" delegate?

Did Paul win a majority of delegates? Or just some majority of a small portion?

/ Stupid TFA
 
2012-06-17 07:55:21 PM  

St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.


I'm going with bramble. If we don't rouse the brambles, there is no way PAUL wins.

i1184.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 08:00:17 PM  

jaytkay: TFA: "Ron Paul won the majority of national convention delegates in Iowa this weekend...the Texas Congressman won 21 of the state's 25 unbound delegates"

What is an "unbound" delegate?

Did Paul win a majority of delegates? Or just some majority of a small portion?

/ Stupid TFA


Some states require that at least some (if not all) of their delegates vote the way the state primary or caucus voted. Some do not. Traditionally, most delegates "do their duty" and vote how the people voted. Most of the time, the candidate is a foregone conclusion, so it's not hard to find supporters of that candidate to send as delegates of the state. However, Paultards took over many state conventions, and en masse elected only Paul-supporting delegates. In some states, delegates that are bound to vote for the winner of the state primary are suing to become unbound and "vote their conscience", i.e., RON PAUL.
 
2012-06-17 08:03:33 PM  

CorporatePerson: I'm a young person and nearly every tea partier I've ever spoken to wants more wars.

They don't actually care about spending at all. They just like pretending.


Like I said yesterday, fiscal issues come after ensuring total social control for most of the Tea Party.
 
2012-06-17 08:04:50 PM  

snowshovel: Romney, and the republicans, are generally pretty clear that that it's not fair to pay for thing you don't use.


i3.ytimg.com

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!!
 
2012-06-17 08:12:26 PM  

brantgoose: I know a lot of Americans are asking themselves this question about the Republican caucuses and primaries, and Ron Paul's political tactics in particular, but as a Canadian outsider, I feel more entitled to ask it:

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIAT ANY WAY?

Do explain. Thank you.


Step 1: The people of Iowa vote, saying they prefer both Santorum and Romney to Paul.

Step 2: The Paulistas try to use procedural manipulations to get around step 1.
 
2012-06-17 08:14:14 PM  
And it will change absolutely nothing.
 
2012-06-17 08:16:54 PM  

ox45tallboy: jaytkay: TFA: "Ron Paul won the majority of national convention delegates in Iowa this weekend...the Texas Congressman won 21 of the state's 25 unbound delegates"

What is an "unbound" delegate?

Did Paul win a majority of delegates? Or just some majority of a small portion?

/ Stupid TFA

Some states require that at least some (if not all) of their delegates vote the way the state primary or caucus voted. Some do not. Traditionally, most delegates "do their duty" and vote how the people voted. Most of the time, the candidate is a foregone conclusion, so it's not hard to find supporters of that candidate to send as delegates of the state. However, Paultards took over many state conventions, and en masse elected only Paul-supporting delegates. In some states, delegates that are bound to vote for the winner of the state primary are suing to become unbound and "vote their conscience", i.e., RON PAUL.


SO DID HE WIN A MAJORITY OR WHAT HOW MAY DELEGATES ARE THERE? 25? 100? CHRIST THiS IS LIKE PULLING TEETH!!

/ Jebus
 
2012-06-17 08:24:10 PM  

NewportBarGuy: You know who else sought unconventional means to seize power?


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 08:25:34 PM  

brantgoose: Who's up for a ramble?

We'll ramble all night! We may end up in Patagonia by morning, or listening to Ron Paul declaim about silver and gold versus fiat currency. Pretty much the same thing either way. If there is one thing that Libertarians are good at, it's rousing rambles.

Maybe they meant "rubble rousers"? (I think the Army has a stockpile of those.)

Could it be Rambo rousers?

Rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, ribbit, rabble, rabble.


Rabbit trousers
 
2012-06-17 08:31:48 PM  
FTA: It also gives Iowa its third Republican presidential winner of the 2012 election cycle - a potentially bad sign for a state that prides itself on its first-in-nation caucus status.

If anything kills the "tradition" of Iowa and New Hampshire being the first and "most important" states in Presidential politics, I will break out a magnum of champagne. It's absolutely ridiculous. If you have a dumb voting system like plurality which requires primaries, the least you can do is make sure the first states (or congressional districts, if you are going to take votes in smaller areas) are either randomly chosen, or cycle through all of them so they have their own chance to influence the general election..
 
2012-06-17 08:32:50 PM  

snowshovel: Snarfangel: BunkyBrewman: Gary Johnson for PREZ!

I rather like Gary Johnson. A lot of his ideas are reasonable, and he doesn't seem to edit them to put on a bumper sticker. (Except the horrible "Fair"Tax,

Isn't it fair that the people who use the pubic sub-structure the most also be responsible to pay for it the most? Romney, and the republicans, are generally pretty clear that that it's not fair to pay for thing you don't use. Like public education, and such.

Or should you pay me because I want to stay home and master Call of Duty to better to protect the coontry when the eventually takeover occurs, do to the gun taking that Obama will start enforcing in his second term?


0/10 for trolling.
 
2012-06-17 08:33:11 PM  
I'm no fan but as the acknowledged head of the Libertarian movement it's rather disrespectful not to all-capitalize his name, Subby. As an aside, anyone see the Colbert interview with the guy writing about our friendly transnational corporation Exxon-Mobil and his mention that top executives subscribed to Ayn Randian "philosophy"? Scary stuff.
 
2012-06-17 08:37:54 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Triumph: Aarontology: RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.

Since when? Have you seen his voting record?

He's a very brave man when his vote doesn't matter.


Pretty much. It's no secret that he seeks pork projects for his district on spending bills, then votes against it at the last minute when he knows it will pass.

He's never cast a vote that disrupted the GOP party line. Ever. But since he mentioned legalizing weed, he gets fanatical support from the Paultards.

I still don't get how his supporters argue that a 24-year congressman ISN'T a career politician.
 
2012-06-17 08:43:55 PM  

snowshovel: Snarfangel: BunkyBrewman: Gary Johnson for PREZ!

I rather like Gary Johnson. A lot of his ideas are reasonable, and he doesn't seem to edit them to put on a bumper sticker. (Except the horrible "Fair"Tax,

Isn't it fair that the people who use the pubic sub-structure the most also be responsible to pay for it the most? Romney, and the republicans, are generally pretty clear that that it's not fair to pay for thing you don't use. Like public education, and such.

Or should you pay me because I want to stay home and master Call of Duty to better to protect the coontry when the eventually takeover occurs, do to the gun taking that Obama will start enforcing in his second term?


You're either stupid or trolling. Not sure which
 
2012-06-17 08:45:05 PM  

Triumph: Aarontology: RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.

Since when? Have you seen his voting record?


Drink!
 
2012-06-17 08:53:56 PM  

stoli n coke: I still don't get how his supporters argue that a 24-year congressman ISN'T a career politician.


Better yet, they get all red-faced arguing that he's NOT a Republican.

/ Good times
 
2012-06-17 09:04:24 PM  

jaytkay: SO DID HE WIN A MAJORITY OR WHAT HOW MAY DELEGATES ARE THERE? 25? 100? CHRIST THiS IS LIKE PULLING TEETH!!

/ Jebus



Okay, from your profile, I see you're American, and I think it's bad that you haven't been taught this stuff.

Here goes:

Each state gets a certain number of delegates to send to the National Convention. This is based for the most part on how many people are in each state - California gets more than South Dakota, for example - but there are other factors as well. The idea is for each state to hold a "primary" or "caucus" which will determine which electors are chosen to represent that state at the National Convention. Some delegates are also elected at local conventions, and some are delegates because they hold high office in the State government.

In the Electoral College system, when you vote for President in November, you're actually voting for a specified group of people from your state to vote for your selection in the Electoral College. However, unlike the the Electoral College, major party delegates are not chosen to represent a state in the National Convention until after the primary or caucus in that state.

What has happened is that Paultards have shown up to state and local caucuses in force, overrepresenting Paul's actual popularity, but because there are so many of them, they carry the vote at state and local conventions and elect their guys, who don't want to vote for Romney. Some have been forced to sign a pledge stating that they will vote for Romney, or else not be allowed to be a delegate. There are actually lawsuits going on to free the delegates from this pledge.

Think Pat Robertson and the Libertarian Party - since Ross Perot had a significant showing in 1992, they were eligible for Federal Election Funds in 1996. However, in 1996, a buttload of Robertson supporters showed up and outvoted the actual Libertarians and put in Robertson, basically "stealing" the entire party as well as the Federal Campaign Funds.

So, in a nutshell, Iowans voted Romney and Santorum into a statistical tie. However, at the state convention, where the guys were chosen (by a "show of hands" vote) that would go to the National Convention and vote the way the voters wanted, enough Paul supporters showed up to only elect Paul-supporting delegates. It so happens in the state of Iowa, they are not bound to vote the way the state voted.

In this way, although Paul is a distant third or fourth in actual support, his supporters are showing up and taking the delegate slots and refusing to vote the way the people voted.

Hope that helps.
 
2012-06-17 09:05:40 PM  

St_Francis_P: Aarontology: St_Francis_P: "The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we're a real movement and we're not there to be ramble rousers," Iowa Ron Paul supporter Dave Cushman told the Des Moines Register today. ""The goal is not to embarrass the party...The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk."

Ramble rousers? In any event, good luck with that.

the "walk the REpublican talk" line is more accurate than this guy realizes. His supporters like to make him out ot be a great "libertarian" champion, but when all is said and done, RON PAUL is a loyal Republican who will do what's needed for the party.

I've always thought if he was serious he'd jump to the States Rights' Democratic Party of 1948. He'd have a better chance there; the GOP will crush him like a fly if he ever gets near the Presidency.


I can think of a few reasons why Paul wouldn't fit in well with the Democrats, despite his feelings about the War on Drugs/war in general.

From wiki:
Citing the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, Paul advocates states' rights to decide how to regulate social matters not cited directly by the Constitution.

Paul was critical of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, arguing that it sanctioned federal interference in the labor market and did not improve race relations. He once remarked: "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 not only violated the Constitution and reduced individual liberty; it also failed to achieve its stated goals of promoting racial harmony and a color-blind society."

From the newsletters:
"Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for that pro-communist philanderer, Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressmen. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day!"

"An ex-cop I know advises that if you have to use a gun on a youth [to defend yourself against armed robbery], you should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped off gun as soon as possible.... I frankly don't know what to make of such advice, but even in my little town of Lake Jackson, Texas, I've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming."

See also:

He terms himself "strongly pro-life",[148] "an unshakable foe of abortion",[149] and believes regulation or ban[150] on medical decisions about maternal or fetal health is "best handled at the state level".[143][151] His abortion-related legislation, like the Sanctity of Life Act, is intended to negate Roe v. Wade and to get "the federal government completely out of the business of regulating state matters."

He called global warming a hoax in a 2009 Fox Business interview, saying, "You know, the greatest hoax I think that has been around in many, many years if not hundreds of years has been this hoax on the environment and global warming."
 
2012-06-17 09:07:47 PM  
Fark you people. I like Ron Paul even if his economic policy (like Herman Cain's or Huckabee 4 years ago) that would never get passed is insane in this modern age. He's a better man than 90% of the retards running because he at least has a usuable profession (doctor) instead of another retarded lawyer-politician.

I'd rather vote for Paul than Romney. And if they were ever were on the same ticket ROM PAUL would make for a crazy campaign slogan. Paul seems to have gotten jobbed in Iowa.

/never voted for RON PAUL
/too jaded to vote in this election anyway
 
2012-06-17 09:16:06 PM  

ox45tallboy: Hope that helps.


No it doesn't

How many delegates does Iowa send to the Republican convention?
How many are "bound" to vote for Romney?
How many are "unbound"

/ Yes I could Google it
// But I am marveling at the TFA and this thread not answering the most basic questions
 
2012-06-17 09:20:15 PM  

Dull Cow Eyes: He's a better man than 90% of the retards running because he at least has a usuable profession (doctor) instead of another retarded lawyer-politician.


I don't get that. I mean, I know that there are a lot of lawyers who have earned their bad reputations, but what's so inherently bad about someone with a law degree getting into politics? Is it a bad thing to spend time studying legal precedents and Supreme Court cases? Isn't that sort of stuff good to know when crafted legislation?

What's so great about having a "usuable" profession to fall back on? Do you think Michael Jordan would make a good president simply because he's rich and couldn't be bought off?
 
2012-06-17 09:22:12 PM  

Dull Cow Eyes: Fark you people. I like Ron Paul even if his economic policy (like Herman Cain's or Huckabee 4 years ago) that would never get passed is insane in this modern age. He's a better man than 90% of the retards running because he at least has a usuable profession (doctor) instead of another retarded lawyer-politician.

I'd rather vote for Paul than Romney. And if they were ever were on the same ticket ROM PAUL would make for a crazy campaign slogan. Paul seems to have gotten jobbed in Iowa.

/never voted for RON PAUL
/too jaded to vote in this election anyway


How exactly does being a doctor make him a better candidate in any way?
 
2012-06-17 09:33:17 PM  
Considering that our legislators have more or less admitted that they don't / can't even read the legislation being proposed to be passed (since bills tend to be thousands of pages anyway) why would I want another lawyer (exclusively) in office?
 
2012-06-17 09:33:19 PM  

jaytkay: ox45tallboy: Hope that helps.

No it doesn't

How many delegates does Iowa send to the Republican convention?
How many are "bound" to vote for Romney?
How many are "unbound"

/ Yes I could Google it
// But I am marveling at the TFA and this thread not answering the most basic questions


From wiki:

The Iowa Republican caucuses are an nonbinding presidential preference caucus that does not legally determine who Iowa's 25 pledged delegates from Iowa to the 2012 Republican National Convention will be. However, "the caucus results serve as a guide for the state's Republicans" as they hold subsequent congressional district conventions and a June state party convention to actually elect their convention delegates.[9]

An Associated Press analysis indicated that based on Iowa's multi-step process, Romney will receive 13 delegates, Santorum will receive 12 delegates, and the rest of the candidates will get no delegates.[10][11] This projection by the AP was also used by the New York Times.[12] CNN uses a different estimate in which Romney will receive 18 delegates, Santorum will receive 8 delegates, Paul will receive 7 delegates, Perry will receive 4 delegates and Gingrich will receive two delegates.[13] In addition to the 25 pledged delegates, Iowa will also sent three unpledged delegates to the convention, for a total of 28 Iowa delegates.[14]
 
2012-06-17 09:38:51 PM  

Dull Cow Eyes: Considering that our legislators have more or less admitted that they don't / can't even read the legislation being proposed to be passed (since bills tend to be thousands of pages anyway) why would I want another lawyer (exclusively) in office?


I'm not saying we should elect lawyers exclusively. I'm just saying it's not necessarily a bad thing to have those thousand of pages being written by people who have read thousands of pages of legislation while in law school.

Certainly, the power and the money that comes with being a lawyer tends to attract scummy people. And guess what? The power and the money that comes with being a doctor tends to attract scummy people. Does that mean we should never elect doctors?

How about actors, oil tycoons, or investment bankers?
 
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