CDZ Serious Question: What do you think it's like for DC politicians....

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    That's amazing, and it really would be the best possible example of the point.

    I'm sure there's a spectrum - the True Believers on one end of each party, down to the more reasonable, sane people who are rolling their eyes at the circus and just trying to get some positive stuff done here and there.

    Far too many True Believers for my taste now, that's for sure.
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    Only thing the game is for NOW --- is winning. You can either literally BUY a Party or Pirate one. Voters only vote for "winners". That's why we a choice of 2 losers last time. :rofl:

    I think I'd PREFER true believers. Like Bernie with some math and economic skills. :rolleyes-41: These guys ain't believers. They are simply tribal warriors.
     
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    Full disclosure, I'm not sure I know the difference!
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    I don't think many in leadership HAVE principles to "believe in" anymore. It's just about posturing and putting on the war paint for Sunday morning TV.. True believers in any "unified political theory" are GREAT compared to folks who just care about winning.

    Heck -- Bernie KNEW he was doomed before he announced. Maybe he didn't have a clue HOW rigged it was. But he ran on "true belief" in his principles. Not really just to win.

    I'm a true believer in Libertarianism. Not ALL of it. But it's a pretty total package for all things governance.
     
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    Maybe when they’re drunk, but seriously- the smart ones never admit the shenanigans that take place. It’s best to just play pretend at all times.
     
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    Yep, very possible.

    At least professional wrestlers drop out of character sometimes, y'know?
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    But we wouldn't pay attention to them if they did.

    Okay, one more time, ye of the false premise, the fact is, nobody watches C-Span. There was a very nice debate on CNN last night between Bernie, Cruz and two other senators, and I'm sure not that many people watched it because they were talking about the tax reform.

    To quote the bard, "The fault is not in the stars, but within ourselves."
     
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    Bernie Sanders Buys His Third House
    The idiots who think that Bernie is for the poor guy is just as stupid as the ones who though Hitlery was for them. While he says everyone else should be equal in pay, here is the Bern, owning 3 houses and making 6 figures along with his wife. He is a 1%'er but since he talks the talk, he doesn't have to walk the walk. Yes, the liberal Democrats can fool all the liberal voters all the time. Yes they can.

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    I think they are much like the people here at USMB, only well paid and taken care of
     
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    Yes, we know you get all upset when someone owns more than one house.

    You know, you can give the poor a fair shake without getting rid of the rich.
     

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