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Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:40 am

The general public approval rating:
Congress 2013- 15% approval rating


(in america) King Of England 1776 -40% approval rating....

Something to think about....
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:03 am

support for military action in Syria...9%.....
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Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:04 am

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It's a different world. I think the majority would be happy with a king. Chicago was ruled by a Daley for most of the last 50 years and another Daley has a good chance of being voted in to be governor.

And how many people would be happy with another Bush or Clinton in the White House. And can you image the excitement if Michelle Obama were to run for President :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: Barack's wife, the first woman, and a black woman, and this time one with slave blood coursing through her veins, now that's American royalty if ever there was. It is almost her birth right to be President. The Kennedy's, you name it. I think there are a lot of people that buy into that superior or at least entitlement by birth crap.
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby Andy W » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:32 am

15% approval - 85% reelection rate doesn't speak well of our electorate does it?
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:44 am

Andy W wrote:15% approval - 85% reelection rate doesn't speak well of our electorate does it?

doesn't say much for the choices either...McCain...or Obama...Really??? I mean Are you kidding me??? :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

then Romney or Obama..... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:50 am

Andy W wrote:15% approval - 85% reelection rate doesn't speak well of our electorate does it?

No it does not :no:

A lot of it is the simple economy of scale problem. It it takes millions to run for a federal office and federal law requires you to get that from a minimum of around a 1,000 people but in reality probably 5 to 10 times that, who but those that are part of the political machine can do that?

Campaign finance reform has mostly been the political machines rigging the system in the favor of the political machines. They have the resources needed to gather signatures and raise money needed to win elections and crush those that don't get in line. The vast majority of the candidates will run unopposed in the primary which is where most of the serious debate should occur for the House if you are going to get candidates the represent the vast majority of people in a district. Of course with gerrymandering, the goal is to have districts where most districts 49% of the people don't really have representation and others where your opponents have 100% representation. Ideally primaries would be hotly contested and the general is a walk in the House.

Indaswamp wrote:doesn't say much for the choices either...McCain
And is there a more vocal support of rigging the game via campaign finance reform? :huh:
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:53 am

SpinnerMan wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:doesn't say much for the choices either...McCain
And is there a more vocal support of rigging the game via campaign finance reform? :huh:

Not sure what you are getting at with that comment spinner...
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Re: Approval rating...

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:37 am

Indaswamp wrote:
SpinnerMan wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:doesn't say much for the choices either...McCain
And is there a more vocal support of rigging the game via campaign finance reform? :huh:

Not sure what you are getting at with that comment spinner...

Campaign finance reform as created by the politicians benefits the incumbent politicians and the large political organizations that fund and back them. McCain has been quite vocal of support of such things after he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar early on in his political career. The incumbent politicians have done a lot to rig the game in their favor. Just like any other organization, there is a natural tendency to use the power of government to rig things in your favor. Campaign finance reform has been one of those used car salesman tactics that in practice is nothing more than a bait and switch. Look at the results in practice.

Now when it comes to McCain I think his outrage is genuine. It was not his fault that he succumbed to temptation in the Keating Five scandal. Like most egomaniacs, the blame always lies elsewhere and their personal failures are not any reflection upon them as an individual. In this regard, Obama and McCain are two peas in a pod. Their failures are never their fault, so there is nothing to learn from it because they never fail only other people fail them. They are more infallible than the Pope and pretty damn close to Jesus Christ, but in practice it's a distinction without a difference.
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