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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:50 PM

What I hope Adam Schiff's exemplary performance shows is the importance of co-equal branches

of government.

Some Representatives and more than a few Senators could take note that one does not have to be President in order to effect change and display leadership in the United States. The President is indeed the leader and head-of-state of America, but their power is, when checked properly by the other branches of government, not limitless.

We needs the Schiffs and the Pelosis...and the Bookers and the Swalwells...right where they are. I don't want to knock anyone's presidential ambitions if they truly think they can make a difference there and lead, just to point out that leadership in government exists in other places than that singular role.

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Tarc Nov 2019 OP
flor-de-jasmim Nov 2019 #1
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Response to Tarc (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:56 PM

1. And the importance of competent and dedicated public servants, generally.

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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. Ted Kennedy became an important leader once he stopped trying to be president and instead

grew into his role as the "lion of the senate."

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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. It also shows the importance

of having smart, educated people elected to roles and placed into the right positions

I keep saying this, but Schiff has a law degree from Harvard and experience as a US Attorney, while Nunes has a degree in agribusiness and is suing a fake cow. And, it's telling that the heavy hitter the GOP re-assigned to Intelligence is Jim Jordan, a guy who could NOT pass the bar exam and has his law degree from Capital University Law School, a law school not rated among the top 100 in the nation.

If you go through the major committees, you'll see far more members on the Democratic side with law degrees from top flight law schools and experience practicing law than you do on the Republican side.

While a degree from a top school doesn't always mean you're smarter, the preponderance of evidence shown by the performance of the Democrats vs the Republicans this week shows that it does matter.



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