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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

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    You know, it takes a pretty giant sack of balls to criticize Obama for being too inexperienced when he first ran for president, then turn around and elect an eighteen year old.
    She represents a small district in the WV state legislature. I know you're now seriously attempting to correlate the WV state legislature to the office of the most powerful man in the world.

    Who in her district criticized Obama for being too inexperienced and then voted for her?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Im with Kal and some of the others on this

    Great for her, seems like an awesome and amazing accomplishment
    At the same time i dont know if anybody 18 could ever get my vote in this country but thats not a knock on her

    also her actual politics suck too but again that doesnt take away her accomplishment. I watched her interviews and a couple videos and she seems impressive for an 18 year old but nothing inspiring on a as a politician.

    Kudos for her, no one can take it away from her!

    But also scary to think about
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    She represents a small district in the WV state legislature. I know you're now seriously attempting to correlate the WV state legislature to the office of the most powerful man in the world.

    Who in her district criticized Obama for being too inexperienced and then voted for her?
    So putting people's lives into the hands of someone with next to no life experience is fine so long as their population is small? That seems particularly callous, especially considering as local politics affects people' lives much more directly than national politics.

    I would say the mental acrobatics that conservatives are exercising n order to justify their hypocrisy is jaw-dropping, but there's really nothing surprising about it.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So putting people's lives into the hands of someone with next to no life experience is fine so long as their population is small? That seems particularly callous, especially considering as local politics affects people' lives much more directly than national politics.

    I would say the mental acrobatics that conservatives are exercising n order to justify their hypocrisy is jaw-dropping, but there's really nothing surprising about it.
    Who are the conservative hypocrites who voted for her but didn't vote for Obama because of his lack of experience?

    I'm also curious how she has anyone's "life" in her hands? I have friends in the NH state legislature, and they have next to no power to do anything, much less control people's lives or have them in their hands.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Who are the conservative hypocrites who voted for her but didn't vote for Obama because of his lack of experience?

    I'm also curious how she has anyone's "life" in her hands? I have friends in the NH state legislature, and they have next to no power to do anything, much less control people's lives or have them in their hands.
    So now you're backtracking and arguing that nobody needs to worry about her because she is in reality essentially powerless. You just agreed that her age and lack of experience problematic.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So now you're backtracking and arguing that nobody needs to worry about her because she is in reality essentially powerless. You just agreed that her age and lack of experience problematic.
    I never said that.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So now you're backtracking and arguing that nobody needs to worry about her because she is in reality essentially powerless. You just agreed that her age and lack of experience problematic.
    Any 'power' she has remains within a group, and she serves in no leadership position.

    You can relax, mate. Your life is not in her hands.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So putting people's lives into the hands of someone with next to no life experience is fine so long as their population is small? That seems particularly callous, especially considering as local politics affects people' lives much more directly than national politics.

    I would say the mental acrobatics that conservatives are exercising n order to justify their hypocrisy is jaw-dropping, but there's really nothing surprising about it.
    Would you say your life is in the hands of the local politicians?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I never said that.
    "I'm also curious how she has anyone's "life" in her hands? I have friends in the NH state legislature, and they have next to no power to do anything, much less control people's lives or have them in their hands."

    =

    "Don't worry everyone! I know she's just 18, but relax, she has no power to meaningfully affect us in any way!"

    From her website:

    I’m living proof that you can get a good education in West Virginia if you choose to but it’s very difficult to find a good paying job and I want to change that.

    If she has "next to no" power, how does she plan on doing this?

    Lower taxes, limited government and a fair, predictable court system will encourage economic growth which equates to more good paying jobs. I believe West Virginians deserve better! Enacting sound economic principles will solve virtually all of West Virginia’s socioeconomic woes.
    If she has "next to no" power, how does she plan on doing this?

    Go to Issues - dev and you'll see some other issues she wants to tackle. How, if she has next to no power, can she do this? Because reading through her website, she certainly seems to be under the impression that she'll have the power to effect change, one that directly affects her constituency. Is she wrong?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Would you say your life is in the hands of the local politicians?
    The more local the politics, the more directly they affect your lives. Anybody who belongs to a HOA (which is about as local as it gets) knows exactly what I'm talking about.

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