"Politics is like religion beliefs and penises. Great to have, but don't shove them down people's throats unless they ask"
"Politics is like term papers," says U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. "You usually get serious right before the term paper is due. That's the downside of democracy: without friction, there is really no consensus."
"Politics is like the Guinea Worm. It sneaks into your body and grows like a cyst from within"
"they're white, they're cold, and if you put enough of em together they'll shut down public schools"
"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.
Yes indeed this is how it's being done. The Washington establishment is using the values of it's own constituency against them to maintain power. All of the parties are doing this with wedge issues that divide and conquer the polity. Pick a wedge issue and watch what's going on. The net effect is to deflect attention away from the degree of corruption of both parties.
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