Jimmy Carter: America is an Oligarchy

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  1. RetiredWisFighter

    RetiredWisFighter Amateur Fighter

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    http://www.rollingstone.com/politic...chy-with-unlimited-political-bribery-20150731

    The man speaks truth
     
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    so you didnt read the linked article or you are being intentionally coy?

    hes referring specifically to the supreme court ruling giving donors more power(which he was asked about)
     
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    Why does Jimmy hate America?
     
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    People didn't heed Eisenhower. What makes Jimmy special?
     
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    It's true, but it is far worse than just bribes.
     
  7. 7437

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    People not a controversial statement at this point.
     
  8. Madmick

    Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It is when truly intelligent people like Carter who aren't zealously anti-government anti-media anti-wealthy anti-anybodyelsehavinganymodicumofpower say it.
     
  9. Sunni and Shia

    Sunni and Shia I Got Sand Babe Platinum Member

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    It is indeed. He's a big thinker too and has held the highest office. Quite a statement by a man who is not just trying to bait and gain popularity
     
  10. RightKnee

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    the lobbies and political donors control america. the israeli lobby being the most powerful.
     
  11. Thai Otoshi

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    He's telling me something I've known for years, but good on him. He literally has nothing to gain by saying that.
     
  12. Anung Un Rama

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    i think Jimmy just endorsed Bernie Sanders.
     
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    Jimmy feels the Bern!
     
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    Gervinho Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Isnt Carter anti semit and the man who almost ruined the US single handed?
     
  15. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    Or Clinton.

    In what way did he "almost ruin the U.S."?
     
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    Good one Jack.
     
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  18. Phanuel

    Phanuel Banned Banned

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    Accurate statement.
     
  19. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    Typically smart, substance-filled response, Anung.

    Carter (in the very short piece):

    "Somebody’s who's already in Congress has a lot more to sell to an avid contributor than somebody who's just a challenger."
     
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