Daily Topics - Thursday June 16th, 2011

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mathboy 9 years 3 weeks ago
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I like these conference episodes. It's great to hear a string of real liberals talking about the underlying issues of how our political process works. I missed the first 45 minutes, so I don't know if it was mentioned that Lizz Winstead is one of the co-creators of The Daily Show, nor did I catch what she's working on now ,though I heard a while ago she was doing some show about Planned Parenthood.

As for the workings of politics, I think we need to have a separation of duties in the Democratic Party (really, every party) so that the politicians can be just policy makers and the party would take care of campaign funding. Sure, you'll have banquets to show off the "product", but the politicians wouldn't have to whore themselves out. To help enforce this, the party charter should institute a wall between public office and party office. Not that you couldn't go from one to the other eventually, but you shouldn't be allowed to be one while being a nominee or candidate for the other.

This certainly would have helped Anthony Weiner, who was abandoned by his party because he didn't raise enough money for them.

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