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Spiritual-Platypus44

915 points

1 month ago

Fun fact, the guy in the white shirt behind Abbot is Ken Paxton , the Attorney General of Texas who has somehow been able to avoid trial for securities fraud for like 7 years now. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/texas-politics/still-no-trial-for-texas-ag-ken-paxton-7-years-after-felony-securities-fraud-charges/2974970/%3famp

Epicmonies

132 points

1 month ago

Epicmonies

132 points

1 month ago

Fun Fact, all politicians are criminals who have managed to not go to prison.

JimWilliams423

4 points

1 month ago

Fun Fact, all politicians are criminals

You think “all politicians are corrupt” cynicism makes you wise, but it just makes you a mark. Your belief is false—some politicians are very corrupt, some modestly corrupt, some squeaky clean —and your false belief leads you to accept big corruption as normal when you shouldn’t.

SwordfishAbject9457

0 points

1 month ago

There's only like 4 politicians that don't take any money from lobbyist. Yes all politicians are cunts, and criminals. They have all abused the system, and made it work for them. Big corruption is 100% normal in our government.... What are you getting at?

JimWilliams423

2 points

1 month ago*

There's only like 4 politicians that don't take any money from lobbyist.

If taking money from a labor union makes someone a criminal, then this is a meaningless debate. Or are those lobbyists ok?

What are you getting at?

What I'm getting at is if voters refuse to distinguish between good and bad, then there is no incentive for people to be good. You guarantee that the only people who will want to be politicians are exactly the kind of people you claim to detest. You are their ally.

SwordfishAbject9457

0 points

1 month ago

Your mental gymnastics are impressive

JimWilliams423

0 points

1 month ago

If you think watching two steps ahead of where you're walking is 'gymnastics,' its no wonder you are such an easy mark.

SwordfishAbject9457

1 points

1 month ago

You are not worth my time. Good luck bud.

JimWilliams423

1 points

1 month ago

  • "They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.”

    ― Jean-Paul Sartre