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January 15, 2014

"Dynasty, nepotism, simony, a small self-absorbed ruling class of no particular merit awarding itself crucial jobs for reasons of keeping itself in power."

We had Bush I, a mediocrity but no worse, and later Bush II, in whom mediocrity would have been a welcome astonishment.
We had Clinton the First, Bill, who was at least intelligent, then almost had Clinton II, who instead became Secretary of State, for which her only qualification was having been First Basilisk. Hillary lost the presidency to Barack Obama, whose only qualification was being black and reading a teleprompter well. Next we are likely to get Hillary anyway, and before that we almost had Kerry, whose only qualification was having married a pickle heiress. He is now Secretary of State, for no discernible reason.Fred On Everything

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 15, 2014 3:49 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Prosperity has ruined us.

Posted by: Glenn at January 15, 2014 5:03 PM

Prosperity has ruined us.

Posted by: Glenn at January 15, 2014 5:04 PM

"He is now Secretary of State, for no discernible reason."

He makes Joe Biden look smart.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 15, 2014 9:16 PM

"He is now Secretary of State, for no discernible reason."

It's to make us appreciate "The good old days" when Hillary was SoS.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at January 16, 2014 3:46 AM

For all politicians: 1 (that is one) only term of 3 years and then out to get a real job. No more career politicians.

Posted by: tripletap at January 16, 2014 6:59 AM

Once, the whole society was working toward self-preservation and replicating future progress. We could afford to put the boss's stupid son in charge, everyone below him was "fixing" his errors. Now, mostly we all stand around and expect the experts, and experts only, to fix what half or more of us are breaking.

A healthy immune system can withstand daily threats. An unhealthy immune system can be destroyed by a common cold.

Citizens are the ultimate authority OVER all govt. If you are wondering why isn't someone doing something to stop this madness, it's because half the people are TRYING to break the country and the other half are waiting for some mythical cavalry to ride to our rescue. There never is and never will be such a unit. We are the cavalry we have been waiting for. There isn't going to be some authority on TV telling you "now things are bad enough you need to do something."

The Ruling Class will tell you until the final moments all that is needed is your donation and vote and they will fix things for you. Ignoring your responsibility and turning over your birthright to others is how we have gotten into this mess. There isn't going to be a gimmick or candidate that we can vote for that will fix the system without us having to get involved. The longer we wait the more damage WE will be required to fix. The politicians won't fix themselves and they won't stop spitting in your eye as long as 40-55% of us get our pride in never being disagreeable. Politicians respect who they fear. Make them fear YOU.

If not us, who. If not now, when?

Posted by: Scott M at January 16, 2014 12:34 PM

In other words, Howard Beale is not going to show up on the six o'clock news. You are Howard Beale, but you are also Tuco.

Posted by: Browncoat at January 17, 2014 10:47 AM

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