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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:02 AM

 

An important reminder of how politics work




So true! I get very weary of watching politicians - especially those who have been around for decades - continue to portray themselves as "anti-Establishment activists."

When you join the most elite political structures in the world (e.g., the U.S. House and Senate), you are by definition, part of the "establishment" - and it is your responsibility to use your position to ESTABLISH new ways of doing things.

If after years of being part of the establishment, you have not effected change but are continuing to rant and rave and shake your fist at the people and institutions you have willingly attached yourself to but haven't managed to move to a new level, you have failed at the one job you have.

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leftstreet Aug 2021 #2
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:18 AM

1. It seems many in Congress use it as a platform for fame and fortune...

...leavig the hard work to wonks or simply obstructing the wonky work. Like being the star in a movie or TV show. Flying all over the country and raising money but doing NOTHING tangible in their role as congressperson.

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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:33 AM

2. Now that Dems have majorities, all their legislation can pass

The House Democrats wrote tons of bills the Senate wouldn't even consider under McConnell

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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:41 AM

3. K&R

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