I would say it's the voters themselves that are screwing everything up.
In a democratic republic, that's where the ultimate power--and ultimate responsibility--lies. And the American people, by and large, abuse that power and shirk those responsibilities time and again.
As much as i hate to say you're right about this, you're right about this, ultimately.
Originally Posted by Nunchuckz
I agree that the voters should get the bulk of the responsibility, but I do have to blame the simpleton message of the GOP that memorizes the masses like shiny gold. The message is attractive to lots of people, the problem is that the message depends on the listener to lack critical thinking skills.
Which is where i too would initially place the blame, but hell, we have to do a better a job of steering friends and family through the misinformation so these ass clowns don't get into office.
I mean something as simple as factcheck.org; Last i checked, it's open season over there on revealing GOP candidate misinformation.
"Stop doing the wrong things. Stop promoting competition and choice as answers to the very inequality that was created by competition and choice." ~ Diane Ravitch, Reign of Error
Yep. Not worth my time--and the Founders agreed with me, since up until 4 years ago, I wasn't what they had in mind to begin with.
But let's play your little game. Reagan put Scalia on the Supreme Court in 1986. The directly-elected Senate confirmed him on September 17. I think it's safe to say he's had a significant impact on the country in that time.
Name ten civil trials in the county of Queens from that month.
LOL...just having fun at your expense.
"I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member." - Groucho Marx
Jim is FOS. He is on the side of dumbing down the populace so they can vote en masse with his agenda - which he will tolerate no opposition to. You bought it, which is distressing. Welcome to Sheeple Class your seat is 9c.
Last edited by Rear Admiral; 08-02-2014 at 05:43 AM.
I heard him speak earlier this year that the clusterfark of the Sandy Relief Funds and the repeated "Fiscal Cliff Fiasco" frustrated him to the point of not seeking re-election. Should also be noted that while this particular article doesn't specifically name the GOP as the source of his frustration, Runyan previously expressed frustration with his own party.
Alternative title: Pro Football player thinks cashing in on his name will equal easy money & success. Finds out the party machine cares more than about how well he blocked for the Iggles. Gives up.
If the majority distributes among itself the things of a minority, it is evident that it will destroy the city. --Aristotle If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison