Do American politics tend to be more civilized than Canadian politics?


CDN87
#1
Today, Harper defamed some MP for his connections to the Air India Inquiry and all of a sudden the whole house of commons turned into what looked like a bunch of buffoons firing words across the floor against each other.

Now that begs the question, do our neighbors to the south actually have politicians with more manners than here in Canada or or they just the same in the U.S. Congress? If so, I am deeply shamed.
 
snfu73
#2
That's politics! I dunno if things are better anywhere...in a democracy, alot is show. Today...was show.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#3
That's kind of a stunning question. Where did you get the idea that civilized and politics belong in the same sentence.?
 
snfu73
#4
Oooooo....ZING!
 
temperance
#5
or the words politics and integrity ,honesty ,trust, maturity and many many others
 
temperance
#6
Definition of Politics: "Poli" in latin meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "blood-sucking parasites
 
thomaska
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by CDN87 View Post

Today, Harper defamed some MP for his connections to the Air India Inquiry and all of a sudden the whole house of commons turned into what looked like a bunch of buffoons firing words across the floor against each other.

Now that begs the question, do our neighbors to the south actually have politicians with more manners than here in Canada or or they just the same in the U.S. Congress? If so, I am deeply shamed.

Oh no..we have our firebrands to be sure...but heres a good one...even if a bit old...

Oddly enough...back when Republicans were the good guys during the 1800's Charles Sumner spoke out heavily against slavery...and was subsequently assaulted by a democrat...Mr. Preston Smith Brooks..who beat him severly with his walking cane.

So, we've had our fights as well.

Strangely, smashing someone's face with a cane seems so much more civilized and "manly" than the way today's politicians pussy foot around issues and each other. We'd probably get a lot more accomplished...if we could just kill all the lawyers..
 
Colpy
Conservative
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by temperance View Post

Definition of Politics: "Poli" in latin meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "blood-sucking parasites

That's hilarious!

My first good laugh in an otherwise lousy day.......thanks!
 

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