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Have Your Political Opinions Changed ...   Knock Knock - Off Topic

Started 10/22/20 by kizmet1; 2037 views.
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From: Showtalk 

11/18/20

Many people are in the same place you are.  I agree, my opinions have changed a lot, about many things.  In general, once politicians get into power, they often move toward the DC mentality, which is about getting re-elected more than about the average voter. This year our house representative didn’t send out one campaign brochure. The person didn’t even care that much and had no viable opposition.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

11/18/20

I totally agree with you. I am proud of myself to be grown up enough that I can vote for a person by his or her opinions and goals rather than race, religion, party, sex or any of the other reasons used at election time.
Meriana

From: Meriana 

11/18/20

"In general, once politicians get into power, they often move toward the DC mentality, which is about getting re-elected more than about the average voter."

So true, and a very good reason why there should be term limits for Congressional people.  That hasn't much chance of happening though since voting for term limits means that many of those in Congress would be voting to end their own employment.  

The other reason why term limits may not be something a lot of people would support is the idea of some that we need younger people in Congress, and those younger people that have been elected to Congress are activists interested in promoting their own agenda which, while perhaps good for a relatively small group is not necessarily good for the nation as a whole.  

Meriana

From: Meriana 

11/18/20

I don't vote a straight party ticket either.  I kind of think that so many voting a straight party line is beginning to be damaging as it's becoming one party over the other rather than both parties being able to work together even though their ideas, etc. may be different.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

11/18/20

I agree with you. Yes, they all seem to run with different motives to feather their nests, one way or another. Some of the really nice ones here have lost the vote in the primaries due to young and very ambitious ones fresh out of law school.
kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

11/18/20

One thing I pay attention to is "personal lifestyle". One of my DC politicians got a divorce and married a woman with a business in NYC and started a new family with her in his 60's. Rearing 3 children there seems to be a priority with him. (Personally, I cannot imagine what any woman sees in him). How often do you think he shows up in Oregon where he keeps a tiny apartment?
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11/18/20

Experience should count for something but corruption should be a deal breaker. Unfortunately there is no good test for corruption.

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