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You think Al Gore is upset about global warming? You ought to hear him on American politics.
“The American political system is an utter catastrophe,” he said. “Our democracy has been hacked. The country is utterly and completely paralyzed. Hog-tied. And on a measure that will mean countless deaths in the future.”
“Why?” Gore asked. “The influence of money. The average member of the House and Senate has to spend five hours per day begging rich people for money. Begging rich interests for money!”
And those rich people and rich interests don’t give you money with no strings attached. No way. In return for their money, they want votes that will benefit them. “The piper is paid,” Gore said.
Gore served eight years in the House, eight years in the Senate, and eight years as vice president under Bill Clinton. When Gore ran for president in 2000, he beat…
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