View Poll Results: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    Case in point: The recent Ft Hood shooting. Texas Senator John Cornyn was criticized as being "pathetic" for going to Ft Hood and appearing at a press conference, and so on. The criticism was for him being there and contributing nothing, and pandering to the cameras. Ok, for the most part I don't necessarily disagree with that, but... what the hell was he supposed to do?!? If he goes he's slammed for going and self-aggrandizing. If he doesn't go any reasonable person knows full well that he'd be slammed for not caring. Seriously, it's a no-win situation, and sometimes I think we place too high of an expectation on our elected representatives.

    Politicians deserve a lot of scorn, but sometimes we need to lighten up a bit, too.
    There's nothing wrong with any politician going to Ft. Hood, particularly a politician who serves the jurisdiction, but that's a lot different from going and making appearances or "being seen". Lots of politicians do things behind the scenes, without fanfare or accolades. If a politician's only contribution to the circumstances was to provide a photo-op for himself and for the media, then he deserves all the scorn he gets - the media should get some too.
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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    Censoring, by anyone is dangerous, maybe better that it should stop, as no man seems to be able to administer censorship...
    YES, it will be shocking at first, but man(adults) can prevail..

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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    I don't think they are dumped on enough. Whistleblowers reveal political skullduggery and whistleblowers are prosecuted and the politicians get off scot free. When that reverses, then will I say politicians are overly criticized. It is a culture of illegality and collusion and at the present time Big Money has so much influence that we are properly 'CORPORATISM" and not a Republic or a democracy.

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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    The chief problem could be that we, as a nation, look to politicians to solve problems they are totally unfit, unprepared, and unable to solve. No single person or government entity can solve all the problems we sometimes expect them to. It would be refreshing if we allowed and demanded that they solve the problems they can, though.

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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    They can't be dumped on too much.
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    Re: Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?

    Having read many of the comments so far, I think I'd have to agree that we don't dump on politicians *too much", but that we often do dump on them for the wrong stuff. For petty inconsequential stuff.

    Our memories are also way too short, but that's a different topic for a different thread.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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