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Old 10-16-2010, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: More stories of selflessness in D.C.

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Originally Posted by AemJeff View Post
That's about abuse of power, and it's reported to be a bipartisan phenomenon. What about the Tea-Partiers leads you to believe they have a special immunity?
Nothing at all. It's just that I sympathize with the frustrations that such movements grow out of, which, I think, reflect a very real and justified sense that ordinary folks are being cheated; that the game is rigged against them.

Though I'm not AlwaysCynical (TM), I'm enough of a cynic to believe that such movements can never stay pure for long, whatever their followers may want to believe. My only (faint) hope is that, a la Adam Smith, the selfish interests of the pols cancel themselves out and we get an outcome at least vaguely resembling what one would hope for in a world of saints.

Then the cynic takes over and I just see all the liars and crooks scratching each others' backs.

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