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Cynicism

January 8, 2014

People have become cynical to the point where they believe all politicians lie and they no longer expect the truth from public servants....

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USABorn

Jan-08-14 3:55 AM

Absolutely 100% right on Phil!!!!

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MrShaman

Jan-08-14 5:47 AM

"People have become cynical to the point where they believe all politicians lie and they no longer expect the truth from public servants." - Phil Underwood

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...And, they assumed electing the House Class O' 2010 was going to IMPROVE the situation...throwing LESS-qualified/knowledgeable people into-the-mix???

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Capricorn1

Jan-08-14 6:14 AM

"Consequentially, they are no longer bothered by the lies, excuses and unfulfilled promises and only consider what those public servants can get for them and are afraid that the opposition might take some of it away."

It's no longer what can I do for my country, but what can my country do for me. Many are in it for themselves, including our leaders on Capitol Hill. The forever going battle for the almighty dollar and the greed that it has created in all walks of life.

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MrShaman

Jan-08-14 6:34 AM

"The forever going battle for the almighty dollar and the greed that it has created in all walks of life." - Capricorn1

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Your incomplete-sentence suggests you're an anti-capitalist.

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Capricorn1

Jan-08-14 6:45 AM

Thanks for you English lesson Shaman. I guess if you have nothing else, you can be the grammar police. I'll sum it up for ya, greed has taken over this nation throughout all walks of life.

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Steelman

Jan-08-14 7:02 AM

After the “LESS-qualified/knowledgeable” voters of 2009 voted in the “LESS-qualified/knowledgeable” president they had to try to straighten it out some how.

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GoBB62

Jan-08-14 7:54 AM

"Your incomplete-sentence suggests you're an anti-capitalist." - sham

Of course, narrow-minded left-wingers being what they are, can't grasp the concept that one can be for capitalism and against greed.

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spike2

Jan-08-14 8:10 AM

Be honest, 2012 wasn't any better. Greed doesn't have a party distinction. I agree with Cap.

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GoBB62

Jan-08-14 8:14 AM

"Utah gun maker turns down $15M deal with Pakistan" - WaPo

Oh my, sham, what greedy capitalists!!!! /sarcasm

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eriklatranyi

Jan-08-14 8:27 AM

Liberals have no problem with the lies coming from liberal politicians.

In fact, liberals admire good liars, like Bill Clinton and write articles about how good a liar he is.

Do you hear liberals (other than those directly affected) show any remorse over President Obama's lies over healthcare?

When Bush41 broke his "no new taxes" pledge, he lost his core support and lost in 1992.

But, the game has become so intense that Republicans are now excusing lies among their own.

The quality of our politicians will not increase while our own standards remain so low.

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pinecr

Jan-08-14 9:07 AM

so true writer.

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JohnZook

Jan-08-14 9:16 AM

I am so p/o-ed by the inaction of the Republicans and the lock-step of the Dems in this Congress as to serving the country rather than the party. Most all of them lie to protect their re-election chances, also to continue to enrich themselves.

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underwood

Jan-08-14 9:36 AM

Along with a motivation of greed, I’ll add power. Greed, if defined as rational self-interest, is a positive motivation while power over others should always be considered a malicious motivation. People who game the system for their benefit I’d call greedy in a negative sense along with politicians who lie and make promises they’ll never keep.

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enigma

Jan-08-14 11:30 AM

I'm amazed that people on either side will accept lies from elected officials. There's an old saying, "A person who will steal for you, will steal from you." The same holds true with lies. A politician who will lie to get you what you want, will lie to you to get what he wants. How is this acceptable? Elected officials who lie (and I mean lie not make mistakes) need to be ousted at the earliest opportunity.

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Capricorn1

Jan-08-14 11:40 AM

Enigma, that's why milions of people are now choosing to be an Independent; total distrust for both sides of the aisle. Give me a candidate that runs on the platform of abiding by the constitution and reigning in the power and spending of government and I'll vote for them regardless of party affiliation. To bad very few make those promises, or if they do they are rarely kept.

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Ritty77

Jan-08-14 1:07 PM

GALLUP: Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents

That should bode well for someone like Rand Paul.

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underwood

Jan-08-14 1:35 PM

Cap, until a viable third party comes along, I believe we’re better off trying to help make the Republican Party truly the opposition party; opposition to the radical leftist Democratic Party that is.

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underwood

Jan-08-14 1:42 PM

Ritty, the main problem with being an Independent is not being able to vote in the party primaries. If Rand Paul runs as a Republican he may have a tough time overcoming the establishment Republicans without those independent votes. The same goes for any Conservative candidate.

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North40

Jan-08-14 2:03 PM

What amazes me is that while we're all sitting here arguing back and forth and pointing out the short comings of each other's political affiliation, the politicians, on both sides are s c r e w i n g everybody. You included Sham.

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Capricorn1

Jan-08-14 2:21 PM

Phil, not all states have closed primaries. Here in PA we have to decide which candidate to support and change our party before the primary and then back again after the primary. It's a pain, but it is what it is.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-08-14 2:25 PM

This is the reason the Tea Party formed....to be an alternative to either mainstream party.

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underwood

Jan-08-14 4:17 PM

The primaries are for party members to select their presidential candidates and I believe that’s the way it should be. Otherwise Democrats could vote for Republican candidates and visa versa. We don’t need those kinds of shenanigans.

Erik, I’ve never believed the Tea Party Movement had anything to do with either political party. It started as a revolt against government’s rapid intervention into our economy toward the end of the Bush years. Politicians, especially Republicans, associated themselves with the movement to gain support, and some of us believe our best bet is to move the Republican Party back to the right where it belongs, but I still think the Tea Party is primarily a state of mind.

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rmiller

Jan-08-14 5:45 PM

Short, sweet, truth!

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USABorn

Jan-08-14 11:13 PM

Off topic but interesting!

Putting it into perspective: During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and endiing with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. Produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks. We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany .

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, The Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

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MrShaman

Jan-09-14 5:49 AM

"Thanks for you English lesson Shaman. I guess if you have nothing else, you can be the grammar police. I'll sum it up for ya, greed has taken over this nation throughout all walks of life." - Capricorn1

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So...you're a BIG FAN o' capitalism.

I digress.

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