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Why does it seem like most members of
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or both?

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Posted By: Hazymac, 2/15/2024 8:04:55 AM

Given the wholesale disaster that has been the Biden presidency, one has to wonder how it all happened. We have all seen the Democrat party become radicalized, almost purely Marxist, since the Obama administration. Obama promised to transform the country and he surely did. He effectively drove race relations backward by seventy years. It is common knowledge that Obama despised his VP Biden. Why he was chosen to be his VP in the first place is anybody’s guess. Biden was a known jerk, a racist (his mentor was KKK member/aficionado Robert Byrd), rather dumb, a plagiarist, and a pathological liar.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hisself 2/15/2024 8:10:14 AM (No. 1658196)
"Why does it seem like most members of Congress are either stupid, rapacious, or both?" Uhhh, because they are? Worse, what does it say about the dummies who elected them?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: plomke 2/15/2024 8:26:08 AM (No. 1658202)
Bribed,blackmailed or otherwise controlled by someone other than the voters. No way to run a "Republic"...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Venturer 2/15/2024 8:28:11 AM (No. 1658204)
Neither party is worth a damn.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jar 2/15/2024 8:39:05 AM (No. 1658211)
Could we add Ohio Senator J.D. Vance to the list of good guys?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 2/15/2024 8:44:03 AM (No. 1658215)
Don't vote for an incumbent more than once. Turnover in politics is good.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 2/15/2024 8:50:52 AM (No. 1658220)
Perception is reality. The stupid half of America is solidly behind them.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: philsner 2/15/2024 8:53:58 AM (No. 1658223)
I got a memo from Captain Obvious declining to take questions that are beneath him.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: texaspast 2/15/2024 8:58:48 AM (No. 1658230)
It is my belief that most of the people in congress are there because it was their life's ambition to BE there. The most important thing in their life was to get elected to congress and they are going to do whatever it takes to stay there. The welfare of the country is only secondary to them. Maintaining power is their primary motivation. Not all, but most.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/15/2024 9:20:47 AM (No. 1658257)
Simple TRUE Answer, Most of them on on the TAKE, Joey's Bribes are their EXAMPLE!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/15/2024 9:30:09 AM (No. 1658270)
That DOES sound like a politician: Stupid, rapacious, and add Narcissistic.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chagrined 2/15/2024 9:40:17 AM (No. 1658276)
Stupid? Rapacious? How about they're plain 'ol corrupt!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 2/15/2024 9:47:12 AM (No. 1658283)
Duh, it's not rocket science. They're there because they speak eloquently and generally are likable. They are politicians - meaning they are loyal to their pockets - money. Both statements in the headline are true. They get nothing done, except talk to the walls.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SkyKing1222 2/15/2024 10:15:29 AM (No. 1658300)
2500 years ago Sparta and Athens defeated the Persians. All Greece got was about a100 years of bragging rights. The Persians were very wealthy and bribed the Greek officials, thus defeating them. Sound familiar?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: volksford 2/15/2024 10:30:06 AM (No. 1658313)
Mc Carthy sums it up beautifully.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: czechlist 2/15/2024 11:20:33 AM (No. 1658345)
IMO the dims and gopes operate like organized crime. they have the resources to determine who will appear on the ballot and will do everything possible to ensure they can control them
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cireskul 2/15/2024 12:00:21 PM (No. 1658376)
They are not. They are deceitful. They manipulate events to do the least possible action in response to an issue for the most personally profitable outcome. They DO NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICAN CITIZENS. THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ditto1958 2/15/2024 12:40:08 PM (No. 1658415)
1. Would you want to run for congress? I wouldn’t. 2. People know and care less than they ever have about what’s going on. 3. Power and money corrupt.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: coldoc 2/15/2024 12:52:34 PM (No. 1658440)
Because they are politicians. They are pathological liars with out of control egos and devoid of any common sense.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 2/15/2024 1:03:31 PM (No. 1658450)
Great article! Make sure to scroll down through the comments to the video of Rep, Eli Crane.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: rememberwhen 2/15/2024 1:19:10 PM (No. 1658465)
I abhor the sloppy use of language. Mayorkas has not "flaunted" the immigration laws. If he had done so, he would have displayed them in an ostentatious manner. Instead, he flouted them
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Reply 21 - Posted by: SALady 2/15/2024 1:59:10 PM (No. 1658493)
No, most politicians are evil these days. The people that keep electing and re-electing them are stupid. I hope that clears it up!!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/15/2024 2:17:16 PM (No. 1658501)
The best among us do not run for Congress because they don't want to subject themselves and their families to smears (i.e. the politics of personal destruction) in the media, especially conservatives. Although he was not running for Congress, take a look at how the media tried to destroy Brett Cavenaugh.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/15/2024 2:20:00 PM (No. 1658502)
Brett Kavanaugh. Sorry for misspelling in previous post.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mifla 2/16/2024 5:55:55 AM (No. 1658855)
I think it was JFK who said that once you get elected, you think you can really make changes, but the reality is that you cannot. DC is a club that supports you if you do as you are told. If, like Trump, you try to effect change or blow the whistle on corruption, the power of the status quo will crush you. Ability is a non issue. That being said, I agree with other posters' comments that stupid voters often elect stupid politicians.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: hoosierblue 2/16/2024 7:42:22 AM (No. 1658904)
That was my first thought #1.
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