What's in a name: why do voters trust political dynasties? | Heather McRobie

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#47 Oct 6, 2012
Or the over 1800 people who died in New Orleans
during Hurricane Katrina while President Bush was busy cutting birthday cake with John McCain out in Arizona.

"Mr. President, this hurricane is going to be huge."

Bush: "Hurricane? Ho-hum."
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#48 Oct 7, 2012
From Rep. Paul Broun's (R-GA) remarks at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman's Banquet on September 27, 2012, in Hartwell, Georgia:

BROUN: God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says.

And what I've come to learn is that it's the manufacturer's handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that.

I think we should pray for the conversion of Akin and Broun to Mormonism. Mormonism is far more open to abortion and evolution. Ask Bishop Rmoney when he's "off the record."

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#49 Oct 7, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
With Bishop Rmoney, we have our Barry Goldwater this year!
hahahaha most of you loons don't even know who Barry Goldwater is.......we know the only Barry you get tingles for.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#50 Oct 7, 2012
Gary wrote:
Or the over 1800 people who died in New Orleans
during Hurricane Katrina while President Bush was busy cutting birthday cake with John McCain out in Arizona.
"Mr. President, this hurricane is going to be huge."
Bush: "Hurricane? Ho-hum."
Yeah, it's a shame the mayor and liberal govenor didn't heed the six day warning. Nagin did't even fire up over a thousand buses........instead he took his familty to Houston to a posh Hotel to hide.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#51 Oct 7, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
From Rep. Paul Broun's (R-GA) remarks at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman's Banquet on September 27, 2012, in Hartwell, Georgia:
BROUN: God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says.
And what I've come to learn is that it's the manufacturer's handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that.
I think we should pray for the conversion of Akin and Broun to Mormonism. Mormonism is far more open to abortion and evolution. Ask Bishop Rmoney when he's "off the record."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =G5sXcdiL1wEXX
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Since: Jul 11

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#52 Oct 7, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Only idiotcrats Trust political dynasties.
No More Kennedy's, Clinton's, Bush's, or Obama's.
yep, agree. We've seen over the years that children and spouses of some congress members attempt "placement" in their family's seat. This is not/should not be a US practice. It's a practice of royal succession.

Does 'blood" qualify one more than a trained/educated/or even polarized individual?

It's about time voters in this country voted for quality, experience, and ethics rather than pretty family members. Someone told me of a rhetorical wish that political candidates could not be seen, just read. Perhaps that would enable some to sort through the rhetoric and consider the main thing or idea rather than the speech act... interesting, but unlikely

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