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  1. Gdjjr
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    in a book I'm reading- "ethics are to a mobster what honesty is to a politician"- LOL

    But, I asked myself, and figured an erudite acolyte could help me out here: What's the difference between a mobster and a politician?
     
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    Give me the mobster any day of the week...He never condescends to me about how his protection rackets are a great benefit to society.
     
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    Mobsters, like Hillary Clinton, have no reservations against having someone murdered if they get in the way.

    Politicians, well I don't know. Donald Trump is not a "politician." That's why the Democrats keep losing to him. They can't seem to figure that out.
     
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    ya know- I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and I made the comparison to DC as to how mobsters are- both extort resources, both exploit resources, they have *areas* given them and they come together to fight boogey men- the tactics don't differ a lot- the threat of force (from DC) is the same as threat of force from anyone- it instills fear forcing compliance- mobsters call it business- DC calls it governing- I don't see a lot of difference- extortion, exploitation and threat of force for a "guaranteed protection"-
     
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    something Mr Beale enlightened me to a while back >>>>



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    shocking right? pfffft...lmao!!!
     
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    In Trump's case there is no difference
     
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    There are some good politicians who want to do good.
     
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    Yep, but they never let that guy speak.
     
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    Politicians are more involved in white collar crime, so they don't go to a jail cell with bobo the sodomite.
     

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