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(Washington Times)   America is now experiencing a shortage of decent politicians. But at least that bacon shortage thing never happened   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 31
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2013-06-17 10:47:36 AM  
No there are plenty of decent politicians out there. They just can't get elected.
 
2013-06-17 10:48:52 AM  
I think "decent politicians" is an oxymoron
 
2013-06-17 10:51:04 AM  
See, the problem is that what's best for us is what's isn't what's best for the people really in charge, and who the politicians really answer to.
 
2013-06-17 10:51:16 AM  
There is no shortage of those who wish to reward their friends and punish their enemies.
 
2013-06-17 11:29:43 AM  
You know, I'd consider running for local office.  I really would.  I have nothing better to do, can't find a job in my field so why not?  I'd have the family support and they could help raise campaign money.   Problem is, I'm too honest, too nice, and have a low tolerance for bullshiat.   Not sure how that would go over in politics.


/maybe I should try for school board?
 
2013-06-17 12:22:45 PM  
Now that Smithfield has been bought by the Chinese that bacon shortage might still be a possibility
 
2013-06-17 12:23:16 PM  
the irony is that this comes from the washington times, one of the organs of the far right that has caused this very dearth of honest, hardworking politicians who are willing to reach across the aisle to get things done.
 
2013-06-17 12:48:45 PM  

raerae1980: Problem is, I'm too honest, too nice, and have a low tolerance for bullshiat. Not sure how that would go over in politics.


I think that's exactly what we need in politics. No one calls people out on blatant lies anymore and that's the biggest shame. We need people to call out the bullshiatters and liars

I'll run if you run
 
2013-06-17 12:52:33 PM  
Now?
 
2013-06-17 12:55:42 PM  

somedude210: No one calls people out on blatant lies anymore


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2013-06-17 01:24:22 PM  
Honestly, who the hell would want to be a politician?

In relative terms the money sucks. You spend your entire life eating rubber chicken and shaking hands at the bi-annual Kiwanis Club Patriotic Essaypalooza. You can't go out to dinner in your district without someone screaming at you about "gubmint is too big" and then asking you to get their idiot kid a "sweet gubmint gig." You spend most of your time gargling the taint of donors lest you not have the money to stay in office long enough to get that sweet lobbyist gig.

Other than "intern ass" and "excuse to be away from home 100 days a year" what the hell is the appeal?
 
2013-06-17 01:33:07 PM  
P*****s don't like d***s, because p*****s get f****d by d***s . But d***s also f**ka******s: a******s that just want to s**t on everything. p*****s may think they can deal with a******s their way. But the only thing that can f**k an a*****eis a d**k, with some balls. The problem with d***s is: they f**k too much or f**k when it isn't appropriate - and it takes a p***y to show them that. But sometimes, p*****s can be so full of s**t that they become a******s themselves... because p*****s are an inch and half away from a******s . I don't know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don't let us f**k this a*****e, we're going to have our d***s and p*****s all covered in s**t!

Arrange whichever party as which appendage you want.
 
2013-06-17 02:15:35 PM  

Aarontology: See, the problem is that what's best for us is what's isn't what's best for the people really in charge, and who the politicians really answer to.


Exactly.  Everything would be just fine if you were a millionaire.  Why aren't you a millionaire?
 
2013-06-17 02:17:08 PM  

FlashHarry: the irony is that this comes from the washington times, one of the organs of the far right that has caused this very dearth of honest, hardworking politicians who are willing to reach across the aisle to get things done.


Well, at least the Examiner closed up shop.

// now for the Guardian
// if I want RONPAUL's unfiltered brain dumps, I'll wait for RANDPAUL's donors to hold a presser
 
2013-06-17 02:18:01 PM  
America is now experiencing a shortage of decent politicians.

Corporatism at its finest. They really do control everything, and their only obligation is to bring home the bacon to their shareholders.

It's like a massive game of musical chairs.
 
2013-06-17 02:18:48 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Honestly, who the hell would want to be a politician?

In relative terms the money sucks. You spend your entire life eating rubber chicken and shaking hands at the bi-annual Kiwanis Club Patriotic Essaypalooza. You can't go out to dinner in your district without someone screaming at you about "gubmint is too big" and then asking you to get their idiot kid a "sweet gubmint gig." You spend most of your time gargling the taint of donors lest you not have the money to stay in office long enough to get that sweet lobbyist gig.

Other than "intern ass" and "excuse to be away from home 100 days a year" what the hell is the appeal?


Power, being a big fish in a small pond, being a bigger fish in a giant pond, and all the strange that you can handle in airport bathrooms.
 
2013-06-17 02:23:35 PM  

FlashHarry: the irony is that this comes from the washington times, one of the organs of the far right that has caused this very dearth of honest, hardworking politicians who are willing to reach across the aisle to get things done.


FLFTA:
Are gifted, committed leaders shunning the expensive, combative political arena? Maybe so. Voters are not convinced that the best among us have been elected, according to a new Fox News poll.

So the network that is personally invested in convincing us that all government is bad (unless they are listening to your phone calls) is now telling us that the majority of Americans think government is too big?

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2013-06-17 02:24:18 PM  
That is more a function of the system's failings rather than a collective dearth in quality politicians as they stand in a vacuum.

If you are told that you need to lie, cheat and steal to become a politician at the highest levels so that you can use that experience to become a powerful lobbyist after your term, have incredible access to corporate executives for later exploitation, or get great speaking fees later on, you are going to lie, cheat and steal.

Unfortunately, this only allows for scumbags to enter politics rather than idealists who want to fix the system and break the vicious cycle.
 
2013-06-17 02:48:56 PM  
I would think you would only be able to have a 'shortage' when there was a supply to begin with.
 
2013-06-17 03:46:28 PM  
Its just like I.T.!

Anyone smart enough to do the job isnt going to be dumb enough to take the job.

/Not for that pay...
 
2013-06-17 04:01:17 PM  
There is no shortage of pork. No sir.
 
2013-06-17 04:20:22 PM  
People hungry for power and money who are intelligent become executives.
People hungry for power and money who are lacking in intelligence go into politics.
People with intelligence but without the desire to run other peoples lives stay out of it all together.
 
2013-06-17 04:44:31 PM  

Hoarseman: Power, being a big fish in a small pond, being a bigger fish in a giant pond, and all the strange that you can handle in airport bathrooms.


Yep. It's often been said that politics is Hollywood for ugly people. They get to attention whore, feel important and powerful even though a large percentage of them couldn't succeed at much more than being an assistant manger at a car dealership if stripped of family and political ties.
 
2013-06-17 04:59:45 PM  
It found that 71 percent of registered U.S. voters wonder if the nation's political leaders are the best people we can find to lead the country

It's more depressing that 29 percent looked at the government and thought, "Yep, these are all of the best possible leaders in the country. This is as good as it could possibly get."
 
2013-06-17 06:21:01 PM  
Seven out of 10 voters corporations wonder if our elected leaders are the 'best' we can find buy.
 
2013-06-17 06:29:49 PM  
Well duh, bacon is more important.  You can't eat a politician.

Except the female ones.
 
2013-06-17 07:11:52 PM  
It doesn't matter how good they are going into office. Money corrupts them. They all get bought.
 
2013-06-17 08:19:44 PM  
I just wanna know

hobnobblog.com

why do only the women seem to believe in color?
 
2013-06-18 04:35:11 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I think "decent politicians" is an oxymoron


but, but, but... BUSH!
 
2013-06-18 04:35:49 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: I just wanna know

[hobnobblog.com image 575x340]

why do only the women seem to believe in color?


Because men should only wear bright colored suits if they are on stage with Steve Harvey.
 
2013-06-18 09:15:53 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: I just wanna know

[hobnobblog.com image 575x340]

why do only the women seem to believe in color?


I love how they put all the women up front, as if their various colors will distract us from the uniformed mass behind them
 
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