View Poll Results: DP members replacing our current Congress would yield better results?

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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    We would probably be even worse than congress.

    Last I checked, congress doesn't require moderators to keep them in line.

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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    We would probably be even worse than congress.

    Last I checked, congress doesn't require moderators to keep them in line.
    Are you kidding? Instead of mods, they have whips!
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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Are you kidding? Instead of mods, they have whips!
    Whips? My, how kinky.

    Gee, I'd love to see one of the flame wars from DP on C-SPAN.

    I won't name names, of course, but it would be interesting if our resident uber-partisans went at it on film.

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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Worse results. By far. I have far more faith in my politicians than you folks. Hell, I would never, ever, hold myself to the standard that I could do their job, because I know I probably could not.
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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I can't remember who said it or the exact quote but "We could replace congress with names picked randomly from the phone book and get better results".
    I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Ha ha ha ha.

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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    But it does.
    Not if none of the candidate truely represent the ability nor desire to change and not if any candidtate like that that actually makes it to that stage stands a chance due to voting as usual along party lines it doesn't. So... nope.
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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    It would be a diaster which would end in a drunken fight with posters like turtle dude blowing our heads off with his massive arsenal and all the paranoid members would have launced all Americas nukes

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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Vampires move really fast... that is for sure.

    More social programs? Lord have mercy that is what we need...
    a Bigger government and more wasted money.

    You will probably win knowing how the average voter thinks...
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    Re: Could we replace the entire Congress with DP members and get better results?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    What if we replaced every member of Congress with someone who posts here at DP? It would be done in exact proportions to political lean -- a Democrat for a Democrat, a Republican for a Republican, etc., resulting in an entirely new and totally freshman Congress. The plan would be to get a Congress more willing to compromise and find common ground to get things done and make the country better.

    This poll isn't about whether or not this could happen. It's about whether it would work if it could somehow be done.
    I think almost anyone could do a better job than our current members of congress are doing, LOL!

    But seriously ... the only problem I see with this is that there are many centrists, libertarians and so on, that are not represented in congress at the moment - things are much too extreme in terms of political lean in congress ... I believe that is part of the problem ... we have got to get out of this 2 party rut .. this is only one small part of the problem - the whole system needs revamping, things obviously aren't getting done the way things are right now

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