Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by smacky, Sep 20, 2010.
50 Dumb Liberal Quotes | The Stir
I'll just leave this here.
looks like you've got a rebuttal to the "dumb republicans" thread! lol
I think my favorite quote is by Nancy Pelosi, "We need to pass the bill before we know what is in it".
Gingrich, Beck, Limbaugh, Palin & the tea party candidates come up with more stupid quotes than those - each - and they do it every single day
Nah, I'm not taking sides. The quotes were funny, regardless of who said it.
Both sides are idiots. The whole lot of them should be done away with.
Not sure how I missed this gem, but it certainly seems that way, the more and more you talk to people about it.
Would it be safe to say it's a more libertarian approach? OR that one is needed?
Here is an appropriate quote for the thread: "Even a broken clock is right twice a day"
those are better odds than a politician being right.
A lot of those quotes are from comedians or other people in the entertainment industry. Taken out of context like that, it's hard to tell if they are saying them jokingly or sarcastically.
I'm not really sure how those say anything about the Democratic party.
But yea, some of them are funny, even when it is obvious that it was just a slip of the tongue.
I'm more concerned with the politicians who clearly and intentionally speak of violence and sell fear. Those are the quotes that bother me.
Not in favor of Second Amendment Remedies, eh?
But then whose gonna make the decisions.
I know, I propose a vote
I don't see the point of calling all the politicians idiots. The people elected them (or were too lazy to care who got elected) and their stupidity is just an honest reflection of the stupidity of the people they represent. You can't have a true democracy and not realize your next door neighbor Jimbo with an IQ of 5 is wholly capable of being elected president of the United States by sympathy votes alone since so many people can relate to his toothless grin.
Random suggestions to fix current Democracy in US and around the world:
1. IQ score above 100. At least masters equivalent college degree. Meritocracy based. People choose from this pool of candidates.
2. Must past a standardized test on basic knowledge questions like the location of Afghanistan on a map or who Justin Bieber is. Not knowing current events or pop culture makes you out of touch.
4. Reduce senate term to 4 years, max 2 terms. Representatives get max 4 terms. Like the president, everyone only gets 8 years.
5. Reduce age limit to 30. Max age is 60. Senile old people are the worst.
6. Qualified people from the executive branch to chair committees. No more the internet is a series of tubes.
7. 9 to 5 job, 5 days a week, with normal federal holidays. Emergency sessions allowed of course.
8. Max $100k salary or less. Living in Washington ain't cheap. Maybe even establish dorms on-site.
Most suggestions sound liberal/elitist. The best Republican presidents were intellectuals. Very sad that intelligence is despised on the right.
Politicians should be slaves to the people. They must also drop all other obligations. No conflict of interest with corporate ties. No second jobs or moonlighting. In return, they get to decide how things are run. Sounds fair.
"'1. IQ score above 100. At least masters equivalent college degree. Meritocracy based. People choose from this pool of candidates.
2. Must past a standardized test on basic knowledge questions like the location of Afghanistan on a map or who Justin Bieber is. Not knowing current events or pop culture makes you out of touch."
Well, there go the political chances of Tea Party candidates and Sarah Palin! :>)
Obvious troll is obvious
That quote was taken completely out of context... Read the next 7 words after that:
"...away from the fog of the controversy."
Now, that makes the quote read a bit differently, doesn't it?
Which translates as "We need to pass it before the public knows what it says, because if they know, it'll never pass"
After all, if it's completely aboveboard, why hide it in darkened boardrooms and ram it through Congress via a controversial method?
4. Joy Behar on Economics: "Isn't it a little racist to call it Black Friday?"
I love when over racially sensitive people make a foot in mouth comment!
No, it means the full features of the legislation wont be understood by the common public until the FUD being spread around about it subsides.
I don't know about you, but I read the bill at every stage of it's writing, on opencongress.org
So, if anyone said they couldn't read the bill until it passed, they are lying. This bill was passed in the most open process EVER for legislation in the United States Congress.
So, the idea it wasn't done above board, in darkened boardrooms, and rammed through congress are patent lies. It took longer to pass this bill than it did to pass the defense authorization bill prior to this bill.
47. Congresswoman Maxine Waters on socialism: "Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies."
You gotta love the honesty in that quote. Refreshing coming from a politician.
'7. Barack Obama: "I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?"' God help us!
Maybe he's just confused about the difference between countries and states of the USA?...whatever, Barack Obama is beginning to sound very much like Ronald Reagan.
I like this one:
And about his idea:
As a requirement, it will never happen. But what I've wished for is one of the countless political groups to come up with a basic general knowledge test, that candidates can voluntarily take during the campaign. If you can get some buzz around it, and 1 or 2 candidates to take it, then the public pressure might force them all to take it.
Someone will take it, so they can say, "I took their test and passed, but my opponent won't even attempt it." You could start it locally, then if you build enough buzz, it could become a national thing they do all the time and becomes expected.
I'd love to see something like that, and it actually has a chance of catching on. Any lawyers in here who know how to organize a PAC or non-profit political group?
And as far as liberal versus conservative... I don't really take sides, and wish more people would quit treating politics like sporting events, where beating the other team is the only goal. I see both sides as necessary to balance each other out, similar to the checks and balances in the branches of government. They are two sides to the same coin.
If democrats ran everything, we'd turn into a bunch of wussies and would have probably been taken over by the Russians long ago. If republicans ran it all, we could end up some Christian form of Islamism. With the two sides battling it out, it keeps us pretty balanced out, and thats the way it should work.
And that, I think, is the beauty of democracy! The people in a democracy get the government they deserve.