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“The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think.”
James A. Garfield
“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear”
“Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.”
“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.”
“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
James Freeman Clarke
“American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age”
“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”
“Political elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste”
“Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.”
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