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harkk 16 points ago +16 / -0

This is wonderful. I love his spending list.

You know what, why didn't anyone in the NJ Republican Party figure out this seat was ripe for taking? That's their job. That's their main job - finding and supporting candidates. Time for a little housecleaning, dust off the old rinos in the local, state and national parties and toss them out.

While I'm on the subject, one young one that needs to go asap is Ronna the Rino.

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ozrifles 8 points ago +9 / -1

Nobody has a clean background history though.

By design, there are so many contradictory laws enacted, that every living soul has a whole telephone book full of infractions to sift through.

Just get involved and do your bit at whatever level your skills and honour allow :)

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Donny_Fiasco 10 points ago +10 / -0

You don't need a clean background.

You need to be honest and speak about whatever it is that you're ashamed or embarrassed by.

People relate to that

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Nomoralcompass89 5 points ago +5 / -0

I have thought exactly this. If I ever did run, i would start off by saying, "if elected i would plan to do x, y, z. And just so you know, I will willingly tell you in my younger years i had my fair share of consensual, non-committal intercourse and did drive home from the bars a few times i probably shouldn't have. Previously i have served this country overseas and am proud of my service, now i want to serve my fellow Americans once again."

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pearlrevolver 2 points ago +3 / -1

Every living soul has multiple infractions? I will wager you 1 BTC against this claim sir.

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NeuroticFisherman 1 point ago +2 / -1

Lots of people have perfectly clean backgrounds. I have to get a full criminal background check every year for a junior high school I volunteer at teaching computer science. It comes back clean each year, and there are lots of people who wouldn't get jobs if their background checks didn't come back clean. I've had two jobs that did full criminal and even financial background checks in the process of hiring.

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NJHolyLand 3 points ago +3 / -0

Adultery and crimes for which you were never charged aren't in a background check. Doesn't mean there aren't people in your life w pictures of you dressed as Hitler or waving a confederate flag drunk on SoCo or something

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NeuroticFisherman 0 points ago +1 / -1

Well, good for me that I've never committed adultery, dressed up as Hitler, or waved the Confederate flag around. Seems pretty simple to not do stupid shit like that. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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NJHolyLand 1 point ago +1 / -0

Personally i have less respect and much suspicion for anyone so shiny. Most dirt is relatable and should be owned instead of deflected and buried

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NeuroticFisherman 0 points ago +1 / -1

I never said I don't have dirt if it came to me running for office. I've smoked weed, am not Christian, go to AA meetings sometimes. Typically that's not the kind of candidate who would even win mayor. If you want to discuss such things I'll be happy to, I'll own up to such things, and you're right that such things are often relatable, and addiction is a disease that affects all sorts of people across all spectrums. But when you set the very low bar of not committing adultery (which wouldn't keep you from owning a gun) or not dressing up as Hitler (still wouldn't stop one from owning a gun), it's easy to be squeaky clean.

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NeuroticFisherman 0 points ago +1 / -1

Well, your version of clean and shiney is "not committing adultery or dressing up as Hitler," that's an easy bar to beat. Never said I didn't have dirt if I were running for office, voters don't seem to like people who sometimes go to AA or are not Christian. Those are two right there that are my "dirt" I'll readily own and discuss if you want. It's not dressing up as Hitler, but I suppose it's still something a lot of people may not appreciate in their political candidates. It's just that those things have nothing to do with background checks or even job applications in most cases. And I can also easily buy a gun, because such things wouldn't prevent me from practicing the second amendment.

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Cheesemaker 2 points ago +2 / -0

You posted on greatawakening one time... you crazy conspiracy theorist you!

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NeuroticFisherman 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yeahhh... That's not how it works at all.

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Vindicator63 4 points ago +4 / -0

Just be aware that if you do decide to stand up and run for public office, you will be scrutinized to the very core of your existence by those on the other side who cannot relinquish their power. If you are white, male, older, a military veteran, and support Trump, there are at least four strikes against you [still on the fence about the military veteran part]. Granted, the purpose of standing up and taking the fight to them is to bring down their power structure, but you have to ask yourself at what cost? Sure, I'll get hammered for coming across as a wishy-washy chicken shit by some, and that's fine, and I don't care. The family is a different story. It is a human duty and responsibility to protect a family, and when they are attacked, you should defend them. I would, to the death. The left will look under every rock until they find something to get you to exercise that responsibility, and then paint you as a lunatic wing nut because you did something violent. I am not going to put my wife or my son through that.

You can be as patriotic and as altruistic as you want, but unfortunately the current climate of vitriol and hatred is exactly what discourages people from running in the first place. I am no saint by any stretch of the imagination, and have done some stupid things in my life. Now that I am older I realize that, and did not see it for what it was at the time. However, anything is fair game and anything will be brought up so that it makes it seem that you are a lying, unscrupulous, racist pig because you objected twenty some-odd years ago that you were not hired but someone who had far less qualifications but a certain skin color was, or you said something stupid in the heat of the moment because you felt that shouting over your opponent was the only answer.....and the list goes on.

Now obviously the question comes up: so, you chicken-shit, you going to get someone else to do your work for you? I guess so. In that regard, I guess I am a coward. I have no issues saying this on this board. Well, you can take what I say however you want, but trust me when I say that above all else, this is the one thing that will cause me to lose sleep. I am bitter. This is the conundrum [some] patriots face. I would love to "make the difference" at a higher level, but no matter what, no matter how much is said, no matter what great and inspiring speeches you make, you risk becoming part of the very thing you assail. In my humble opinion, humanity is not at the point where we can evolve to a higher level and break free from temptation no matter what form it decides to take.

And, a last request. There are those of you who may feel that because I am bitter that I must "let it go" and turn it over to someone [either through religion or therapy or what not]. I do not feel the need to do that, so don't make the assumption that I "am in need." I am not consumed by bitterness. I lead a productive and satisfying life. I just don't believe that someone is going to come and save us. When we as a human race learn to accept full responsibility for our actions and learn to work with each other and not against each other, then we can revisit that conversation.

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KickingPugilist 3 points ago +3 / -0

I mean my life would be great for a podcast or a book, but definitely not for politics. That's all I'll say on that :P

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NJHolyLand 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol come chill already

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KickingPugilist 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lmao that uber drive would be a fortune and I know I'm gonna get shitfaced. Maybe I'll rent out a place for the night pm me let's do this

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MileHiLife 1 point ago +1 / -0

FBI estimated, according to VeteransToday.com, over 80% of Congress [persons] are compromised, most being pedophiliacs.... So apparently one doesn't need to have a clean slate to represent their constituents (or handlers)?

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Vindicator63 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good point. Thanks.

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LoneWulf 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is it just a coincidence that an anagram for "Ed Durr" is "rudder"?

rudder (noun) - any means of or device for governing, directing, or guiding a course, as a leader or principle: His ideas provided a rudder for the new company.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/rudder

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BasedCEO 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have a background so clean you can eat off it.

I want to run against Frank Pallone in 2022 for NJ’s 6th Congressional District.

How do I get on the Ballot?

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NJHolyLand 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah fuck Pallone.

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KSUIE 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ll move to NJ just so I can vote for you. You can do it!

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KSUIE 2 points ago +2 / -0

We need a code word for any candidate from here. Tippy top is good. If you are from here and need our vote throw out tippy top whenever you can and we will know.

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Lions_of_America 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol...clean background

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Donny_Fiasco 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm disagreeing with the clean background in this regard:i it's different than what you think.

I have background checks for work. No big deal.

Politics goes through your personal history.

Ever been drunk and said something inflammatory? Ever screamed at a football game? Ever parked in a handicapped spot.? Ever played pranks on neighbors? Ever not pick up your dogs shit? Ever got a speeding ticket? Ever tailgated and had an illegal substance?

All of this is what they will twist to fit a narrative.

So as I said, forget the background. Go out there and open up, own up to not bring perfect. Relate to the majority of people who have done the same things

This is the way

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RS34ME 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm currently running for precinct chair in my county. Indeed, let's DO THIS!!

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MammasAlwaysRIGHT 1 point ago +1 / -0

Besides the FBI coming to my house for attending J6 (Hi Mike πŸ‘‹ ) I haven’t had a parking ticket or a traffic stop in more than a decade. When Mike told my husband he was there to speak to me, he lolllllled.

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KSUIE 1 point ago +1 / -0

More of this please! I’ll vote for each and everyone of you glorious bastards just let me know who you are.

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JeremyBearimy 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't need clean.