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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/politics

Has the appearance of a transient ischemic attack. But apparently "he's fine"

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[-] GiddyGap 303 points 10 months ago

Wow. That does not look good.

Can we have some term limits, please?

[-] AlternatePersonMan 111 points 10 months ago

Can you imagine how many problems simple term limits would fix?

[-] asclepias 51 points 10 months ago

Term limits empower lobbyists and career staffers and encourage legislators to give less of a shit about their constituents. I know "career politician" is often considered a dirty word, but having competent, knowledgeable elected officials is a good thing.

[-] AlternatePersonMan 57 points 10 months ago

They are already openly corrupt. Term limits would result in younger candidates in touch with this century. Lobbyists would also have to bribe new people. It might also break up the ridiculous 100% party voting.

Not to mention help with our Supreme Court problems. Randomly giving appointments that last decades to whoever is president in at the time is insane.

I really don't think we have that many competent elected officials anyway.

Yes, eliminating gerrymandering and citizens united would be more effective, but I wouldn't kick term limits out of bed.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 10 months ago

We have term limits in Florida. They have done nothing to solve any problems, and arguably have made the quality of our officials worse, while giving much more power to lobbyists.

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[-] asclepias 29 points 10 months ago

None of that has happened in the states that have term limits. If you think Republicans, no matter how long they have been in office, are going to start putting anyone other than Federalist Society drones on the courts, I'm not sure I can have a good faith argument with you.

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[-] [email protected] 30 points 10 months ago

I don't think term limits will solve anything near what people pitching term limits as a panacea think they will solve.

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[-] coffeebiscuit 36 points 10 months ago

Dude went full Beaker.

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[-] [email protected] 264 points 10 months ago

Oh goodness, I hope it's nothing minor.

[-] InternetUser2012 61 points 10 months ago

I generally don't wish ill will on people. That being said, this asshole isn't a human in my book. He's just an evil hate filled pile of shit, and it will be a great day for democracy and America when he does die.

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 10 months ago

I want to be very clear: I will never support or condone violence. But when this parasite dies (from natural causes), the entire country will be massively better off for it.

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[-] STUPIDVIPGUY 221 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

proof that old fuckers shouldn't be allowed in politics due to a literally dysfunctioning brain

EDIT: to say 'ageism is bigotry' is a gross oversimplification. I'm not prejudiced against people above a certain age, I'm against the idea of allowing individuals with dementia or other degenerative conditions having political control over other people while literally having impeded brain functioning and judgement.

[-] [email protected] 102 points 10 months ago

His birth is closer to Lincoln's assassination and the abolition of serfdom in Russia than to 2023.

[-] scarabic 40 points 10 months ago

I’ve had some relatives reach a very old age and this kind of thing is just part of the territory.

However my aged relatives were not in positions of great power. Neither should this man be.

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[-] [email protected] 172 points 10 months ago

Conservatives when Biden does something like walk the wrong direction: omg he's senile and clearly has dementia!

Conservatives when McConnell (maybe) has a fucking legit seizure: everything's fine, nothing to see here.

[-] Rakonat 98 points 10 months ago

Both of them need to get the hell out of politics as should anyone over the retirement age.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 10 months ago

Seriously. Enough with the septuagenarians and octogenarians in the government. If you're going to drop dead from old age at any moment, you shouldn't be in any government position, especially not a national/federal one, IMO.

[-] madcaesar 62 points 10 months ago

How about hemberders? Or Tim Apple? Trump talks and walks like he's have constant brain aneurism, yet not a single peep form his idiot base.

[-] kibiz0r 52 points 10 months ago

Or covfefe. Or falling down a 5-degree decline. Or desperately gripping a bottle of water with two hands to carry it to his Queller Demon mouth.

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[-] [email protected] 118 points 10 months ago

I don't believe that it's discriminatory when I say that people with severe neurological disorders and dementia shouldn't be making laws.

[-] fugepe 112 points 10 months ago

The US of A is governed by dying greedy geriatrics

[-] [email protected] 52 points 10 months ago

He is 85. What the fuck drives you besides greed and power to stay in Congress past your 70th? He will probably die in a couple of years, but still clings to this power trip with bare hands. Just illustrates how fucking greedy and corrupted that mf is.

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[-] meco03211 100 points 10 months ago

Isn't that the type of incident you should be immediately going to the hospital for? And to maintain some shitty image of power they just yank him to the back line and have him stand there?

[-] [email protected] 55 points 10 months ago

Man it took waaay to long before someone even reacted and even then they didn't focus on his well being but on the press conference.

What a sad sight, zero empathy

[-] [email protected] 61 points 10 months ago

Not like the man is known for his empathy himself. So it's a bit of a FAFO situation I feel.

[-] [email protected] 42 points 10 months ago

He's one of the few people in this world on my "no empathy for him" list. I would've just sat back and had some popcorn

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[-] Hazdaz 84 points 10 months ago

Thoughts and prayers that he has some incurable medical condition.

He's been a piece of human garbage all his career, so let's not sugar coat things now.

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[-] [email protected] 66 points 10 months ago

Republican, Democrat, Independent, Goat-Sacrificer, Whatever; we all need to vote in people that are actively working to improve the future. You know, the one boomers don't even believe in...

[-] madcaesar 55 points 10 months ago

For now, that's democrat. I know I know two party system sucks etc etc but we need to stop the bleeding before we try to walk again.

Trump and the GQP have set us all back 2 decades and they aren't done dragging us down.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 10 months ago

100% agree. We have to halt and try to undo the damage they are actively doing to our country (Supreme Court, anyone?), then we can focus on our antiquated "first-past-the-post" system...

[-] Leviathan 66 points 10 months ago

Anyway, remember how hard he worked to take away benefits from 9/11 first responders?

I have no sympathy for this man, anybody else want to just reminisce about the horrible shit he's done instead?

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[-] PagingDoctorLove 62 points 10 months ago

Is it bad that I hope this is a sign of medical issues that will force him into retirement? I'm sick of a misogynist turtle calling the shots.

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[-] [email protected] 61 points 10 months ago

These fucking zombies will stay in the government until they decay until dust. What a fucked system. TERM LIMITS YOU FUCKS

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[-] [email protected] 55 points 10 months ago

No wonder America's laws are so outdated, they're made by guys who still think the 20's were the "good ol' days"

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 10 months ago

Unfortunately he seems to have recovered, was back out there walking and talking again before too long. Still, an encouraging sign.

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[-] AllonzeeLV 51 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

You should have to take physical driving tests every 2 years past age 65 to keep driving.

Yet we let these senile millionaires legislate our lives.

Putting aside being the worst President since Jackson on policy alone, we let drooling Alzheimer's Reagan maintain his hand on the nuclear button for years, with the help of his traitorous wife, putting all of us at risk for no other reason than to protect the "Reagan Legacy." Aww, he didn't want to be embarrassed, so we had no one at the wheel in the late 80s who could reliably remember how to tie their own shoes in the event of a global crisis, much less the names and vital details of every major world leader as they should.

I'm sorry if it makes me ableist to say, but having dementia/Alzheimer's means that the most important decision you should be allowed to make until your death is what you want for lunch. When You're broken and a danger to yourself to others, fuck your legacy.

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[-] [email protected] 49 points 10 months ago
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[-] blackstripes 45 points 10 months ago

Did the demon animating his corpse finally depart?

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[-] Lenins2ndCat 34 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Lmao

The libs bending over backwards to lick his arse in the name of "civility" despite spending every single day of his life working to kill the poor and inflict maximum suffering on the working class in the name of extracting the largest amount of wealth into bougie pockets all deserve the same suffering. The man has killed thousands of people with a pen. Frankly this only happening to him now that he's 81 is far less than he deserves.

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[-] pfannkuchen 31 points 10 months ago

We are governed by senile folks who belong in a nursing home not ruling over us.

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