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Comment: Re:Rural revolt (Score 1) 649

by JRV31 (#49514851) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars
Don't forget the big corporations are the government. " The President is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it." Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Comment: Re:I do not understand (Score 2) 538

The problem is we have a two party system, with two parties that are pretty much the same. We need a viable third, fourth, or even fifth party to shake things up a bit. Both parties know this and will do anything they can to crush a third party. The purpose of a political party is to take over the government. Disaster happens when one succeeds.

It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.