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Politicians' Promises Are As Worthless As A $3 Bill

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    All politicians make promises, usually based on their opponents' differing views, or something that they just "feel" the public wants to hear. Not that I am suggesting that these promises are necessarily lies, but it sure seems to me that ALL politicians are blind to the reality that in today's political system these promises will NOT come to fruition unless, by some unreasonable twist of faith or luck, there could somehow be a president of any party who ends up with a majority of representatives and senators from that same party. Even then, the odds are stacked against it happening. As a perfect example, I remember Barack Obama offering his promise to have his FIRST action as president to be closing Guantanamo. And let's not forget that at some point he did have majorities in both the House and Senate. I think it is time to have all politicians campaign on the facts of what they WANT to do, instead of making promises that have very little chance of ever coming true.
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    one gets your point. however since the campaign for president has nothing to do with issues and only to do with sound bites and popularity the idea of issues and solutions must needs be cast to the side in favor of the lowest common denominator.
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    Michael39301 Wrote: All politicians make promises, usually based on their opponents' differing views, or something that they just "feel" the public wants to hear. Not that I am suggesting that these promises are necessarily lies, but it sure seems to me that ALL politicians are blind to the reality that in today's political system these promises will NOT come to fruition unless, by some unreasonable twist of faith or luck, there could somehow be a president of any party who ends up with a majority of representatives and senators from that same party. Even then, the odds are stacked against it happening. As a perfect example, I remember Barack Obama offering his promise to have his FIRST action as president to be closing Guantanamo. And let's not forget that at some point he did have majorities in both the House and Senate. I think it is time to have all politicians campaign on the facts of what they WANT to do, instead of making promises that have very little chance of ever coming true.

    Michael, As I said many times a President can be used as a "puppet"; the Washington inbred "clan" tells him to jump and how high. It totally depends on how clever and determined the person is, to be able to ward off the "vultures" around him. Therefore you need a strong personality who can endure a lot of pressure and can see through all the "games" which are being played. Indeed the opposition will do everything to undermine any promises; that is the name of the game.

    At present I see very few of the candidates who are suited for this job; I think Bernie is the only one who's straightforward, but regardless of his personality he will be faced with "vultures"