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Old 06-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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Past their prime...

I believe some politicians just donít realize when they are no longer relevant.
So, I propose we let them know in a very gentle way,
so they can leave the building gracefully.

Here are my first two nominees:

Newt Gingrich
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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They keep reading how youth flock to the elders for their accumulated wisdom, not realizing that went out with sword fighting and knickers.

Yes I'm old, and yes I've acquired a lot of wisdom. But that's only because I was to0 stupid not to have to learn all those lessons that leave scars.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:57 PM   #3
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Here are a few more.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:00 AM   #4
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McCain was already on my list too...

Here's my next two:

Henry Kissinger
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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These 2 get my vote for retirement:

John Cornyn and Jim Inhofe
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:01 PM   #6
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Why is there a picture of Gollum under Newt Gingrich?
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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From the third branch of government...

Antonin Scalia
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Clarence Thomas
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:03 AM   #8
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From the Democrats...

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Al Gore
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:23 AM   #9
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And from the GOP - they get 3


Ben Carson
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:20 AM   #10
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I hadn't been paying much attention to these guys, but I saw a headline in the paper today that Trump is actually surging in the polls with his party as a result of his anti-mexican comments and the resulting publicity backlash.

You just have to shake your head. Give the extremists enough rope, and they will hang themselves and anyone around them. The better Trump does with the republicans, the more likely the republicans will lose.

People (not just conservatives, btw) get in an echo chamber and they have no idea they are in there.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:26 AM   #11
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Back to politics...

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Old 07-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #12
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I hadn't been paying much attention to these guys, but I saw a headline in the paper today that Trump is actually surging in the polls with his party as a result of his anti-mexican comments and the resulting publicity backlash.

You just have to shake your head. Give the extremists enough rope, and they will hang themselves and anyone around them. The better Trump does with the republicans, the more likely the republicans will lose.

People (not just conservatives, btw) get in an echo chamber and they have no idea they are in there.

It's true. I have a big L libertarian bacefook friend from high school who makes me reflect occasionally. I remember being that guy, it's great for personal motivation, and it makes perfect sense if everyone is on the same page. Since the rest of the world isn't libertarian you're doing the hard right's work for them advocating for a vacuum where government oversite would be in the mistaken belief that corporations will take personal responsibility for their actions. This disengagement from politics is perfect for the political criminals of all stripes.

kinda off the rails there... but yeah echo chamber bad
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:58 AM   #13
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I remember being that guy, it's great for personal motivation, and it makes perfect sense if everyone is on the same page.
Libertarianism is great in theory, rewritten history, and Hollywood movies, but only works in the real world when dueling is legal.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:07 AM   #14
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I'm going to nominate Hillary. I don't see her as relevant despite strong polling inside her party. More hawkisk and anti-union than Obama, she really only appeals in terms of willingness to say or do anything to be elected. This is where team play, "gotta beat the GOP" undermines representation. Will she actually represent working people?
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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Libertarianism is great in theory, rewritten history, and Hollywood movies, but only works in the real world when dueling is legal.
Bring back the duel!
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