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Old 11-01-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Newsweek's Robert J. Samuelson says Pogo was right: “We have seen the enemy and it is us.”

“The problem of American democracy is (of course) democracy. We are on the cusp of an election that commentators have already imbued with vast significance if Democrats recapture part or all of Congress—or if they don't. But here's something that no one's saying: regardless of who wins, it won't make much difference for most of our pressing problems. We won't have a major new budget policy, energy policy or immigration policy. The election might not even much affect the Iraq war….

…our politicians are slaves to public opinion. Superficially, this should be reassuring. Democracy is working, because public attitudes remain the dominant influence—not "big money" or "special interests," as many believe.

But it is not reassuring. The trouble is that public opinion is often ignorant, confused and contradictory; and so the policies it produces are often ignorant, confused and contradictory—which means they're ineffective...

... Throwing the bums out is a venerable tradition, but what if the ultimate bums are us?"


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Old 11-02-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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Of course we're to blame, but it will still make a difference.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:16 AM   #3
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Newsweek's Robert J. Samuelson says Pogo was right: “We have seen the enemy and it is us.”


... Throwing the bums out is a venerable tradition, but what if the ultimate bums are us?"


You will just get new "bums". Hey "Bums of Steal"......good book/video
title.

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Of course we're to blame, but it will still make a difference.
No, no, no! Its all Clinton's fault. Never deviate from the hymnal.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:17 AM   #5
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No, the election will probably not make much difference but casting our vote to throw the bums out will certainly make us feel better.

We need to stay on message. Its all Clinton's fault.

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No, no, no! Its all Clinton's fault. Never deviate from the hymnal.
Sorry, all this election talk made me lose my head.
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