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  1. Newer/younger politicians would earn seniority the same way they currently do. We aren’t talking about major changes to the current system simply by implementing an age limit. And why do you think Feinstein deserves the benefits of seniority just for being there a long time?
  2. Younger isn’t inherently better, but older people are far more likely to have diminished mental (and physical) capacities. We have seen tons of examples in the Senate. Plus, we already have age limitations built into the system by the Constitution. It just set a lower limit. There’s no reason why there shouldn’t be an upper limit. Lots of jobs already have mandatory retirement ages. And politicians are entirely replaceable. The system is literally designed for them to be replaced. It would suck to see your favorite politician be forced to leave due to their age. But guess what… you will find a new favorite who is still eligible to run. And they can still be a public leader even if they don’t have a vote in Congress.
  3. I don’t like term limits so much as I’m all for a popular politician being allowed to keep doing the job (though I’d like to weed out a lot of those job “perks”). But I think that it’s clear that people who aren’t mentally capable shouldn’t be allowed to have such an important job. It’s not fair to say all old people aren’t mentally capable as some clearly are, but these people are inherently replaceable and we need to have some logical limits.
  4. Voters wouldn’t lose their voting rights just because 80 year olds don’t get to run for office anymore. You just find a different, younger candidate to vote for. And there is ample evidence that people will keep voting for a well known incumbent long past the point where that older person is capable of doing the job.
  5. Apparently Dillard got snap-based incentives and Key got sack-based incentives in their contracts https://www.musiccitymiracles.com/2023/5/31/23743919/contract-related-incentives-revealed-for-new-titans-arden-key-and-andre-dillard
  6. The July 2021 meeting was held at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with two people working on the autobiography of Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadowsas well as aides employed by the former president, including communications specialist Margo Martin. The attendees, sources said, did not have security clearances that would allow them access to classified information. Meadows didn’t attend the meeting, sources said. Meadows’ autobiography includes an account of what appears to be the same meeting, during which Trump “recalls a four-page report typed up by (Trump’s former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) Mark Milley himself. It contained the general’s own plan to attack Iran, deploying massive numbers of troops, something he urged President Trump to do more than once during his presidency.” The document Trump references was not produced by Milley, CNN was told.
  7. We probably need a new thread just for the upcoming GOP primary, simply to segregate it from the day to day GOP insanity.
  8. “OMG, Biden had a sexual relationship with a Russian agent! We must impeach him!!!” - House GOP, coming soon
  9. Yeah, you forgot that he should just be on your ignore list…
  10. She didn’t move to Russia to escape Biden. He has been president for over 2 years and it’s not like he has mentioned her much less prosecuted her. Maybe she moved to Russia to avoid being called to testify by House Republicans because she didn’t want to lie under oath.
  11. Maybe the states could implement it on a state by state basis. But it’s still mostly politicians passing laws regulating politicians, so it’s still unlikely.
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