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(Huffington Post)   Todd Akin compares himself to people with cancer after losing election. Can't make this shiat up   ( ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, GOP, female senators, South Side of Chicago, Emily, general elections, concession speech  
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2012-11-07 10:45:46 AM  

DON.MAC: If I was McCaskill, I would looking to get this joker in the primary next time too.

It was a brilliant gamble on her part. Not only did she win her own election, but she may have saved the Senate for the Democrats. I hope she gets a good committee assignment.
2012-11-07 11:31:12 AM

Thanks Todd! Couldn't have done it without you!
2012-11-07 02:13:55 PM  

jbc: He is a legitimate cancer, and I'm glad the electorate has ways of shutting that down.

Yeah, we're done here. :P
2012-11-07 02:19:31 PM  

x23: has anyone asked whether it was legitimate canc... oh i see. good job.

Yeah, damnit, I wanted to say that.

/Should've realized how low-hanging that fruit was...
2012-11-07 03:31:18 PM  
Dude says he was attacked for standing for his principles. No, he was attacked for standing for indefensisible, attavistic, hateful "principles".
2012-11-07 07:44:21 PM  
If there is such a thing as the soul I would say that Akin has soul cancer.
2012-11-07 08:26:56 PM  

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: On a more serious note, I'm simply overwhelmed at the thought of two additional years of gridlock. That parliamentary system sure does look appetizing at times...

It's not that good. At least with your system the Presidential election is on a fixed date every four years. In Australia's parliamentary system the term is theoretically 3 years but in reality is more like 2 years. Because the Prime Minister can call an election at any time and usually will do so when his / her popularity is high enough to make winning most likely.

Also, in our system, we do not vote for the Prime Minister. We vote for the party we want to be in government, and whoever the leader of the winning party is becomes Prime Minister. But, that means that if the party changes leaders then the Prime Minister also changes. And this happened just 2 or 3 years back.

One other thing about our system is the childishness and unprofessional behavior of our politicians in parliament. As bad as the US Republicans have been over the last decade or so, at least they speak in a more or less moderated tone while they are defaming the President. But there are no such niceties in Australian politics.

For an example, take a look at Australian parliament's question time here.

Notice how our politicians all enunciate their overly aggressive droning style of shouting - and yes they always seem to be shouting rather than talking, even if they're being interviewed on a news or current affairs show.. They sound like an old style school-master chastising a misbehaving child - but these are supposedly professional adults speaking to or about other professional adults. The reason for this is our essentially adversarial style of politics that has a party in government and a party in opposition. And the role of the opposition is basically to oppose the government.
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