How lesser is that lesser of two evils?

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      HassleCat
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      Following up on the post by @leftcoastmountains leads me to a broader question. How many corporate lobbyists will have family or professional connections to the new president? We already know Joe Biden is loading his administration with mainstream DNC people and corporate Democrats. We know Biden actively resists supporting progressive policy positions. Now we get to see the next phase, where various interest groups staff up with friends and relatives of the incoming president. Many of the new crowd come from the Obama and Clinton administrations, so we can expect past relationships to be renewed. It’s that swamp Trump promised to drain. The old alligators are being pushed out and replaced by different alligators, which happen to be familiar alligators, but not nice alligators. Personally, I’m just happy I did not vote for the lesser of two evils, since it hardly appears to be lesser. Perhaps we need a new expression. “I’m voting for the OTHER of two evils.”

      Brother of Biden adviser Ricchetti hired as lobbyist at Amazon | TheHill

    • #389083
      salemcourt
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      Though I personally thought that Trump was the lesser of the two evils.

      • #389084
        djean111
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        And yes,  also, IMO Trump was the lesser evil.

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      ThouArtThat
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      @hasslecat

      Hi hc,

      2016 and 2020 were the final straw for this citizen and voter. I will never vote for a democrat again. As was true for 2016 and 2020, I voted third party. The same will be true for the remainder of my life. The democrats lost this citizen and voter forever. I’ll be damned if they receive any traction from me again.

      TAT

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      N2Doc
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      Well, time will tell. General corruption wasn’t exactly nonexistent under Trump….

      • #389093
        A Simple Game
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        I’m afraid we are going to find out why the phrase “lesser evil” contains the word evil.  And like others here, I considered Trump the lesser evil.  At least Trump’s grifting was easier to see.  Not counting Bernie in the primaries, I haven’t voted for a major party candidate in at least 10 years, probably more.

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          Ohio Barbarian
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          They won’t do nearly as much of that with Biden. Or maybe they’ll prove me wrong, but I doubt it. I remember Obama being treated as a white knight in shining armor whom it was racist to criticize. Biden will no doubt be portrayed as “pragmatic” or some such nonsense.

          It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

          You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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