„If the presidency is the head of the American body politic, Congress is its gastrointestinal tract.“

—  Jon Stewart, buch America

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (2004)
Kontext: If the presidency is the head of the American body politic, Congress is its gastrointestinal tract. Its vast and convoluted inner workings may be mysterious and unpleasant, but in the end they excrete a great deal of material whose successful passage is crucial to our nation's survival.

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Jon Stewart
US-amerikanischer Comedian, Schauspieler, Schriftsteller un… 1962

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„Can you let your son's body become the same temperature as your son's head before you turn this into a political campaign against the president? Could you do that?“

—  Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964

The Glenn Beck Program
Premiere Radio Networks
Comment on Michael Berg, the father of murdered American businessman Nicholas Berg

„The Public Administration neither comprises nor heads any branch of government but is subordinate to all three of them. Like Congress, president, and courts, the Public Administration makes its distinctive contribution in a manner consistent with its peculiar place, which is one of subordination.“

—  John Rohr American political scientist 1934 - 2011

John Rohr (1990) "The constitutional case for public administration." In G. L. Wamsley et al. (eds.), Refounding public administration, Sage. p. 80

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„It is in the body politic, as in the natural, those disorders are most dangerous that flow from the head.“
Utque in corporibus sic in imperio gravissimus est morbus, qui a capite diffunditur.

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 22, 7.
Letters, Book IV

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„It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U. S. Senators and congress members. So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over. … At the present time the incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody that is already in Congress has a great deal more to sell, to an avid contributor.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Statement on the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court, in an interview with Thom Hartmann (28 July 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDsPWmioSHg; also quoted in Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an 'Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery'" in Rolling Stone (31 July 2015) http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/videos/jimmy-carter-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-with-unlimited-political-bribery-20150731, and in "Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy" by Eric Zuesse, in Huffington Post (3 August 2015) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/jimmy-carter-is-correct-t_b_7922788.html.

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Fidel Castro Foto

„Let me tell you a story: Once there was a republic. It had its constitution, its laws, its freedoms, a president, a congress and courts of law. Everyone could assemble, associate, speak and write with complete freedom.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016

ibid., p. 89-901
History Will Absolve Me (October 16th, 1953)

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„The United States brags about its political system, but the [American] President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.“

—  Deng Xiaoping Chinese politician, Paramount leader of China 1904 - 1997

When asked about China's political stability by a group of American professors in 1983, as quoted in The Pacific Rim and the Western World: Strategic, Economic, and Cultural Perspectives (1987), p. 105

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„I know well the coequal role of the Congress in our constitutional process. I love the House of Representatives. I revere the traditions of the Senate despite my too-short internship in that great body. As President, within the limits of basic principles, my motto toward the Congress is communication, conciliation, compromise, and cooperation.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Address to a joint session of Congress (August 12, 1974); in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Gerald R. Ford, 1974, pp. 6–7
1970s, Address to Congress (12 August 1974)

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„Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee-rooms is Congress at work.“

—  Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government

Congressional Government, A Study in American Politics (1885; republished 1981), chapter 2, p. 69 (1981)

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„American psychology inherited its physical body from German experimentalism, but it got its mind from Darwin.“

—  Edwin Boring American psychologist 1886 - 1968

Quelle: A History of Experimental Psychology, 1929, p. 494

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„And if I was the President, (was the President)
And if'n the Congress called my name (was the President)
I'd say "Now who do,
Who do you think you're fooling?"“

—  Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941

Loves Me Like a Rock
Song lyrics, There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973)
Variante: When I was a little boy, (when I was just a boy)
And the devil would call my name (when I was just a boy)
I'd say "Now who do,
Who do you think you're fooling?"

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„The congress is due in a few weeks from now and I will preside over its processes, which must not be prepossessed by any acts calculated to undermine or to compromise the outcomes in the eyes of the public.“

—  Robert Mugabe former President of Zimbabwe 1924 - 2019

During 2017 coup d'etat, as quoted in Xinhua http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136765770.htm

Kristi Noem Foto

„The Senate needs to protect the interests of the American people and the world community, not provide political cover to President Bush. It's not enough to call Saddam Hussein evil incarnate.“

—  Carl Romanelli American artist 1959

on U.S. Senate hearings into President Bush's planned invasion of Iraq
[August 7, 2002, http://www.gp.org/press/pr_08_07_02.html, Press release: "Green Party Calls Senate Hearings on Iraq a 'Sham'", U.S Green Party, 2006-08-17]

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