Wake me up if any of the idiots start rioting, please. (And, for the record "idiot" == "anyone who starts a riot over a damn' Presidential election." Do-over every four years, remember? Sure, any Prez can do a lot of harm, but they only get 8 years max, then some other sad schmuck gets stuck holding the bag.)
I'd like to tellya U. S. Presidents and candidates for the office are Heroes and/or Villains but increasingly, I suspect they're the guys who couldn't come up with a good enough excuse quickly enough when their party came calling. We've puffed the presidency up to a degree that even George Washington would find overblown and the hyperdramatic corn the personalities and pundits peddle on election-night TV is a direct result of it.
Remember, even at its most serious, it's "Chewing gum for your eyes," just like Frank Lloyd Wright said.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
2 years ago
THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID "THE PEOPLE GET THE GOVERNMENT THAT THEY DESERVE"
At its most serious, whoever winds up with the job has control over the release of nuclear weapons. At its most serious, in this sorry age of limp-weenie Congresses, whoever we elect can seemingly commit the armed forces to battle without even consulting the Legislative branch.
At its most serious, the choice of who has the job is most definitely life-and-death in nature.
<a href="http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnmasonb110872.html>Chewing gum for the eyes.</a>
Dammit, I forgot a quote for the link. Me stupid.
Mike: Yes, and...? The president has always been able to send troops into harms way and others mess people up.
This guy has even wider powers to do ya in than his predecessor, but didja ever look at, say, Wilson's crackdown on "anarchists?"
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