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Thread #27475   Message #338197
Posted By: Frankham
10-Nov-00 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: american politics is a joke
Subject: RE: american politics is a joke
In fact, there was a lot of amusement as well as seriousness in the early days of the Founding Fathers. Many did see the light side of things and the songs that floated around during the time dealt with humor quite handilly.

There were songs that echoed the function of our current TV comedians on SNL, Leno and Letterman and such a long fact in the face of a genuine interest on the part of the electorate is a wonderful thing since many Americans slept through the Reagan and Bush years.

Until now, there weren't that many people who knew what an electoral college was. Now, we have democracy in action. It took a situation whereby the "holes didn't line up" to make this happen.