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Thread: Umbrellagate. Really?

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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah we should have voted for the other pompous ass.
    You're right - a pompous ass who can get things done is always better than a pompous ass who can't.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're right - a pompous ass who can get things done is always better than a pompous ass who can't.
    Good morning, CJ.

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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're right - a pompous ass who can get things done is always better than a pompous ass who can't.
    Yeah - like all those good things the last business man in the White House did.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Yeah - like all those good things the last business man in the White House did.
    That one was a failed business man

    The one that did not get elected was generally sucessfull business man
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    That one was a failed business man

    The one that did not get elected was generally sucessfull business man
    Government is not a business and shouldn't be treated as such. Efficiency is something all organisations have in common but the focus in government is different than that of private industry.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Government is not a business and shouldn't be treated as such. Efficiency is something all organisations have in common but the focus in government is different than that of private industry.
    True, but success in one often requires the same attributes that help someone be successful in the other. Moreover, that guy we've been talking about, the one who lost the last election, was successful in business and government.

    I'd vote for someone who was successful over someone who was not, pompous ass or not.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    True, but success in one often requires the same attributes that help someone be successful in the other. Moreover, that guy we've been talking about, the one who lost the last election, was successful in business and government.

    I'd vote for someone who was successful over someone who was not, pompous ass or not.
    And some attributes are detrimental to government, too. You can't look at government the same way you look at a profit making enterprise.


    Yes, he was successful in government. It's too bad many of his successes were scorned by the party he ran with.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    So this is what the 0400 hour looks like!

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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Government is not a business and shouldn't be treated as such. Efficiency is something all organisations have in common but the focus in government is different than that of private industry.
    That is the lesson that the Republican Party fails to learn every time. Government is not a business and it never works to treat it like one....which is why every time Republicans are in control they leave a mess for the Democrats to come in and clean up.
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    Re: Umbrellagate. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Government is not a business and shouldn't be treated as such. Efficiency is something all organisations have in common but the focus in government is different than that of private industry.
    This is the attitude that results in $17 trillion in debt and trillion dollar deficits - the old, government is different garbage. Government should stick to doing exactly what it's supposed to do, do all of that first, then and only then if there is any money left over you can look at the nice to have frills. Too many governments now believe it's the nice to have frills that they were elected to produce and bridges crumble in the meantime.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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