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Forum Post: Did the 1 Percent Try to Kill Dennis Kucinich?

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 1:31 a.m. EST by HitGirl (2263)
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I know it seems like I'm shilling for Dennis Kucinich, but, man, he's put a lot on the line for people he hardly knows. I figure OWS could respect that.

And, yeah, they tried to kill him...




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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Dennis is the perfect example of a "career" politician, that has his heart in the correct place, and why I refuse the calls for "term limits. "

It's just another Heritage/CATO pile of crap.

[-] 3 points by HitGirl (2263) 6 years ago

I know watcha mean. The other problem with term limits is that it becomes too easy to sell-out for that cushy job since there is no career in politics. Just makes the revolving door problem even worse. At least with the present system you have some kind of history on these guys.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

You got it HitGirl.

A high turnover would benefit the few, and make bribery even easier than it is today..

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Perhaps turnover should be at the will of the people? As long as you are performing and productive in the interest of "THE PEOPLE", well then keep at it. If you are burnt out from the pressure of the job? Step down. If you stop working for "THE PEOPLE" pack your things and go home you are officially fired, do not forget to file for unemployment.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

A simple investigation of the groups calling for "term limits", should tell you all you need to know.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Turnover promotes confusion, inconsistency, and wasted time used to get on the same page. It is not in favor of those who would like to see a stable government, but it is attractive to those who want to manipulate government.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Yep, and most calls for term limits are backed by libertarians, who in turn are backed by corporatists.

They HATE the fact that people like Dennis keep getting re-elected.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Like the rest of the population should be. Good work should be supported and rewarded.

Failure should be a pink slip. Served by the people. Nothing should be automatic, and term of office should not be guaranteed for any length of time or unnecessarily limited, it should ( like all work ) be related to production and quality in the interest of serving the public.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

If term limits were based on fruition of campaign promises, we might get more honest politicians.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

I suppose, if we could get them to layout a comprehensive program to be taken.

But I think it could ( should? ) be a binding contract in the oath of office. Actionable on failure up to and including criminal charges.

Promote responsibility and accountability from prior to day 1 in office.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

It would remind them, that they are representatives of the people, and that's something they seem to be forgetting these days.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

It should be made apparent that they too could be charged with treason.

You work for the welfare of "THE PEOPLE"! Now repeat after me.............

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Too much baggage has been hung on the term "welfare".

I would suggest the term, "betterment of the people".

It will take them a while to poison that one.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33472) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

I've got no problem with that, as long as it is spelled out in Black & White. Leave no wiggle room for excuses in failure to perform as appointed and accepted.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

I've suggested that Occupy use a Representative, who would submit all bills for approval to the GA along with a letter on his thoughts on the bill, and who would then vote according to the GAs decision..

It would be hard to make the process more transparent.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

I always say term limits as a diversionary issue

but shooz and hitgirl make a decent case against it

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

As I said, look into those groups who are promoting it, and you will find corporatists.

Why would they back it, if it wasn't in their best interest?

Those groups that don't appear to connected, are more than likely astro turf sites.


[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

You mean Dennis Kucinich, the "designated" progressive voice, who de-legitimized himself with UFO talk, who has zero appeal to middle America, who was quoted by the Washington Post saying ""Don't take it personally," Kucinich (D-Ohio) told Kashkari behind closed doors after grilling him during a separate marathon session on Capitol Hill, according to people who were present. "I think you're doing a great job."" ( http://gawker.com/5232710/everyone-privately-loved-neel-kashkari-neel-kashkari-claims ). That Dennis Kucinich?