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Nov 4, 2019

Pat Geary

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Nov 4, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard easily. Likely not a popular choice on here considering the surprising number of people who are pro-war and regurgitate boomer talking points or who don't do independent research. But then again, I would surely not expect people working 80+ hour weeks to take the time to look into issues like that.

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Nov 4, 2019

good call

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Nov 5, 2019

She's big in the pro-dictator crowd too.

Hmm...

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Nov 5, 2019

Wow, I've never heard that one before! I know you can do better seriously.

Nov 5, 2019

I love this, here a kid thinks that people with more experience know less than a COLLEGE INTERN......

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Nov 5, 2019

We're talking geopolitics not finance or whatever so not sure what you mean by more "experience." If anything I have far more time on my hands to look into such matters again. Go ahead though, I am waiting for someone to disprove what I said.

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Nov 4, 2019

As an American, I don't have any favorite American politician. I personally consider politics to be entirely transactional and not relational. I'm not interested in meeting with politicians, being their friends, learning about their families, or caring about their careers or futures. I am not impressed with a politician's charisma or their speeches. So, this is an easier question for me if I look at foreign politicians, who I have a far less transactional feeling for.

In no particular order, I really like Stephen Harper (former Canadian PM), Benjamin Netanyahu (current Israeli PM), Nigel Farage (former head of UKIP and now the Brexit Party), and Geert Wilders (Dutch politician). All of these are politicians of the "right", although I like each one of them for completely different reasons, and liking a foreign politician is in no way an endorsement of all of their public policy positions. For example, I probably agree with Wilders on one issue and would disagree wildly on all other issues.

Nov 5, 2019

Geert is pretty awesome. Amazing how few Americans know of him

Nov 5, 2019
C.R.E. Shervin:

Geert is pretty awesome. Amazing how few Americans know of him

At much personal sacrifice he has stood up for the Dutch culture in response to the inane multicultural idea that all cultures are equal. And his opposition, which are authoritarians to their core, on countless occasions have attempted to throw him in prison for thought crimes. The Dutch were the canary in the coal mine regarding how authoritarians can benignly present themselves as liberal and inclusive--while they toss the opposition in jail. He's an heroic man.

Nov 4, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Nov 4, 2019

Right now? In the US? Justin Amash, I-MI.

"Amash has called economists F. A. Hayek and Frederic Bastiat his "biggest heroes" and political inspirations, and has described himself as "Hayekian libertarian". When The New York Times asked him to explain his approach to voting on legislation, he replied, "I follow a set of principles. I follow the Constitution. And that's what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.""

I don't agree with him on everything. But follow him on Twitter, and he'll go into depth as to why he voted as he did on everything he votes on as a member of Congress. His transparency and accountability to his principles is outstanding, and unique in today's political era.

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Nov 5, 2019
Layne Staley:

Right now? In the US? Justin Amash, I-MI.

As a former center right, now center left voter, Amash is in my top five. Turned out to be the only Constitutional conservative who meant it. Meanwhile, Rand Paul is calling for the whistleblower to be doxxed.

Nov 4, 2019

Andrew Yang

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Nov 5, 2019

KT zu Guttenberg - he fucc, he politicc, but most importantly, he ex-docc

Best meme politician since fucking Kohl...

Omnia facit Voluntas - Will alone suceeds

Nov 5, 2019

Margaret Thatcher for a few key reasons. I am inspired by her willingness to hold firm in her beliefs regardless of the ire it sometimes garnered. It is also impressive that in a political environment in which men dominated the majority of positions both in leadership and throughout the ranks broadly, she worked hard to secure her position as Prime Minister and led the U.K. in that role for 11 years, and was one of the most powerful people in the world at that time. Although I do agree with many of her beliefs and policies, politics aside I respect her for the strong convictions she held and the forthrightness with which she led.

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Nov 5, 2019

Michael Bloomberg. He was exactly the man the people who designed our political system had in mind when they considered who should be a politician. For all the good and bad reasons. Wealthy enough to not view politics as a job, but a duty. Flexible enough to compromise but firm enough to not betray his beliefs. A moderate not beholden to the changing tides of public opinion. Someone more interested in getting a job done, even if it means only getting 80% of the way there, than in scoring political points by holding to current orthodoxy and getting nothing.

He's the opposite of what Republicans have been for the last decade and Democrats for the last 3 years. The country would be a better place if more politicians had his convictions and intelligence.

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Nov 5, 2019

Agreed. You can also see how much NY got worse with that idiot DeBlasio in office

Nov 5, 2019
kakaman:

Agreed. You can also see how much NY got worse with that idiot DeBlasio in office

Yeah. DeBlasio is the opposite. Lazy, not too bright, focused mainly on sound bytes and leveraging his notoriety into yet another, higher paying position. Like... what is he going to do if he's POTUS? This is what amazes me about 99% of politicians; they are a dog chasing the proverbial car, and have no idea what to do when they catch it. As much as I despise Tea Party politics (hypocritical bigots, by and large), I do have to respect the (very few) of them that retired once they made their point.

Nov 5, 2019

Bloomberg is pretty badass. I heard a rumor that if Bernie beat Hillary he was going to do a third party centrist run, but with her winning the nomination he was worried about splitting the vote and getting Trump elected. We all know how well that turned out...

Limiting myself to current officeholders, I'd have to pick Angela Merkel. Mutti (her nickname is literally 'mommy') has basically made Germany the center of the EU, and made it admired by most of the block because of ridiculous amounts of consensus-building. Surrounded by an admiring EU she has almost undone Kissenger's famous criticism: "Germany: too big for Europe, too small for the world."

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Nov 5, 2019

Not a single damn one of them, period. Congressional voting records of the past 20+ years shows that neither party gives a damn about the people they "represent".

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Nov 5, 2019
3200fps:

Not a single damn one of them, period. Congressional voting records of the past 20+ years shows that neither party gives a damn about the people they "represent".

Not every politician is in Congress, nor do they have to be on the national stage. Local or state politicians count as well.

Nov 5, 2019
Ozymandia:
3200fps:

Not a single damn one of them, period. Congressional voting records of the past 20+ years shows that neither party gives a damn about the people they "represent".

Not every politician is in Congress, nor do they have to be on the national stage. Local or state politicians count as well.

Agreed and my statement stands unchanged. I've followed politics for a long time and it is applicable at the state level and for that matter even at the town level where I live (mayor, town council, etc.). Even the local politicians here are pulling shenanigans away from the stage.

I've witnessed where one mayor of a major city made his way to a strong candidate for governor. He actually did many good things as mayor and thought "wow, this one is different, finally". Said mayor wins the election and one year after being governor the same newspapers who endorsed him and now writing that they no longer know him based on his decisions, and most certainly that was implied "politics". God only knows how dirty he really would have become if became a representative and was in DC.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Nov 5, 2019

Senator Chris Murphy because I've worked with him personally. Other than that, none.

Nov 5, 2019

Andrew Yang

Currently applying to medical school.
3 Acceptance so far

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Nov 5, 2019

The like the following politicians for different reasons:

Elizabeth Warren -inteligent, knows policy well and is likeable
Michael Bloomberg - intelligent, very successful both politically and financially
Justin Amash - intelligent and willing to speak his mind regardless of how unpopular his views are within his former party

Nov 5, 2019

Trump. Thread over.

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