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Who Was the Last Politician You Admired?

We’re honored to have a guest post today from friend-of-the-blog, the ‘Deja Reviewer‘. His post asks a reasonable question, and in light of the actions of so many recently in elected office, it’s probably a question more folks should be asking more often.

—JTR

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When was the last time you truly admired an elected official who represents you? And when I say “admire”, I specifically mean that you understand that this individual:

  • Put their pride aside and always tried to do the right thing.
  • Served his/her constituents rather than seeking power for its own sake.
  • Was morally upright in his/her personal life.
  • Was the kind of person you aspire to be.

virtue

How many spring to mind?

Can you think of one?

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It’s all Happened Before…

I  link him frequently, but I’ve never boosted an entire post from Ace before. After you read this, though, you’ll understand: there isn’t a way to carve out just part of it.

You really, really need to read it all. 

Many thanks to Ace over at AceofSpadesHQ. 

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The Unprecedented Election

It’s terrible. It’s never happened before.

A President despised by one party has won an election despite having the economy against him and a deteriorating situation in a country he invaded, and, despite growing whispers that he’s simply not up to the job, he wins narrowly in a victory fueled by highly-motivated occasional voters who marched out to support him.

The candidate beaten by this weak, lame-duck president had good qualifications on the key issue of the election. Sure, that candidate lacked charisma and warmth, and was a wealthy New Englander viewed skeptically by much of the country, but he did have a background which gave him inarguable authority to speak on the most important issue of the day.

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