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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:17 PM
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Maybe they're (Congress) just too far removed from the people they
are supposed to serve?

Let's face it, they're all wealthy. Most if not all of them were born wealthy. Have they ever met with any poor people? How many poor people do they know? For that matter, how many middle income people do they know? Based on their voting records, I'd have to go somewhere between few to none.

All in all, its quite depressing.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:20 PM
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1. They're the modern equivalent of medieval courtiers.
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 06:29 PM by Kutjara
They spend all their time playing the games of Court, currying favor and trying to outmanuver eachother for 'royal' favor. All their attention is focused inward, toward the machinations of Washington politics and the elaborate dance of public ritual. The constituents who placed these people in power receive no more attention than the serfs who tilled the courtiers' fields back at the manor.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:25 PM
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3. My experiences can't argue with that sharply-worded, painful truth. n/t
PB
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:28 PM
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5. That's it.
You nailed them.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:23 PM
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2. I can tell you this
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 06:23 PM by Monkeyman
J Dennis Hastert was at a fair about two weeks ago. Two guys walk up to him and just wanted to know something he had them pushed away. Those two guys were homeless veterans he had promised to help. They just don't care only when its a good photo op
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:26 PM
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4. Yes it is but some come from the people.
Our Governor of Maine was just a regular guy and he was in Congress. I know two people who have met him and he even e-mails my daughter when she wanted to talk to him about something in her job. He was interested in both these peoples problems. Sanders of Vt. is a lot like that also. Andrews of Maine has moved on to the Concord group and he was always a every day person. Rudman was also. Some are really interested in people.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:47 PM
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8. I like Governor Baldacci
I have read about his work with Dirigo.

How are his numbers in the polls?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 07:19 AM
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9. Frankly I do not know, I will vote for him. I am not much on polls.
They go right out of my head after I read them.Like phone numbers I never put things in my mind when they have all down for you some place. I know that is silly but it is how I think. I have been polled many times in the past, short ones and long one but I do not think I am into them very much.
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maine_raptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 07:28 AM
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12. Haven't seen the latest numbers, but
He's running against a wacko-fundie repug. He should cruise to re-election. Even in here in the red part of the state, he's well thought of, even by some R's. I think he'll get more than a few votes from the more moderate ones.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:44 PM
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6. Poor people?! not so poor people? !!THEY DON'T GIVE A S***
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:44 PM
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7. Or maybe they are all criminals who are in too deep with this evil
Administrtation.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 07:21 AM
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10. It's the times. In the 70s there was plenty of concern for the poor
in government, for example.



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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 07:25 AM
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11. MAYBE???
MAYBE the sun will still be burning today.
MAYBE the Earth will continue to orbit the sun.

But there's no MAYBE about the new CAVALIERS behaving like the "superior Humans" they believe themselves to be.

With the exclusion of Dave Bonior. Now THERE was a Public Servant.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 07:29 AM
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13. They are in a Washington bubble. The view of the outside
from where they are looks different evidently. They obviously didn't get the message from the Lamont win.
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