What if our media would be kind enough to allow politicians not backed by big money?

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    What if our media would be nice enough to allow decent politicians onto political debates, who have something legitimate to say, instead of accusing each other as the two party circus clowns have been doing for decades? do you think our establishment media could do that, or no chance?
     
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    Are you still promoting capital punishment for candidates who promote themselves beyond your state media, commie?
     
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    No such thing as a decent politician running for national office, there may have been some in the past but in today's political landscape decent people are at too much of a disadvantage to run with that pack of hyenas who attack decency like a limping antelope.
     
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    That is a bit bold, no ?
     
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    You are a true definition of n asshole, show me a link where I said anything like that, and if it's the video, quote the text part and what mark.
     
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    Why would anyone run for congress knowing how corrupt and bought off it is unless they are looking to belly up to the lobbyist feed trough also? Do you really think any of them run to help their state and districts? If they did it did not last any longer than a free "fact finding" junket to Napa Valley or Hawaii.
     
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    Here's the deal.....The media is 100% responsible for the money in politics.
    Why? Because the media corps require payment for their air time. So, political candidates must beg borrow and suck up to rich people and businesses for donations so they can run their shitty and annoying attack ads against each other.
    One of two things need to occur before your dream becomes reality.
    Free air time...Or...Make it SO expensive that no political candidate would bother to buy time.
    Either way, the whole system sucks sideways.
     
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    It has nothing to do with ‘the media.’

    It has to do with apathetic voters too lazy to do the hard work necessary to bring about actual change.
     
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    They are the public airways. Or public funded election, maybe a short election cycle and crack down on lobbyists. Only a dream? Probably considering most people don't even vote and some of them because they know money buys elections so what's the use.


     
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    Public financing, anyone? How else to break the Republicrat/Koch-Soros duopoly? :dunno:

    Other solutions seem to amount to telling everyone how they should be voting or bemoaning the level of education in the country. Probably both true, but ineffective as strategies.
     

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