“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…But accomplices.”

George Orwell

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

Ambrose Bierce
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“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money … and I can’t remember what the other one is.”

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  • Politico: “According to a person familiar with the planning, the 90 minute debate will be divided into six, 15 minute discussion areas. They include: Trump’s and Biden’s records; the Supreme […]

“It is said that politics is the second oldest profession. But I came to the conclusion that it has much more in common with the first one.”

Ronald Reagan
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