The US Desperately Needs a Good Politician. I Found One!

We need politicians who are clear, concise, articulate, well-educated, and correct. I found one. Alas, he's from the UK.

Please consider this video clip of UK MP Jacob William Rees-Mogg. He slammed Theresa May with a letter of no confidence then fielded questions from the public.

Rees-Mogg was clear, articulate, and accurate. Like Ron Paul he is a free trade advocate. And he clearly supports the rule of law.

Unlike Ron Paul, he was not boring, nor did he drone on endlessly in a whiny voice.

He was ready for every question and not once did he over-react.

I would vote for Rees-Mogg for President or Prime Minister.

Alas. Neither can happen.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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JL1
JL1

He is also a very productive family man since he has 6 kids.

Only minus Rees-Mogg has is that he is completely against abortion since he is a catholic and for the same reason of being a catholic he is a bit iffy when it comes to LGBT rights. However he has said he would not try to change abortion legistlation in the UK because he thinks most people support abortion legistlation as is.

When it comes to politicians knowing what they are talking about the crazy socialist Labour leader Corbyn just admitted he has NOT read the whole 585 page monstrosity that is the May Brexit deal and the UK press is slamming Corbyn for that.

Maybe UK Press should ask Prime Minister May whether she has read the 585 page deal?

I am 100% sure that May herself has NOT even read the Brexit deal she let ex-communist Olly Robbins negotiate with EU bureaucrat Barnier.

Previous Brexit minister Raab that resigned at disgust toward the May Brexit deal has also told UK Media that even though he was involved in negotiations many things just appeared in the drafts that he opposed and he did not know who added them.

May needs to resign or be voted out internally by Tories and replaced with someone more competent.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

JL, anyone... do you know the answer to this: Are there two "vote of no confidence" procedures? One by the entire parliament and one from within like threatened now or does only the party in power get to request one? Is there a case where the entire parliament votes? Some of the wording I have seen is so conflicting. I am not sure I understand the rules.

This too is confusing

So is this

The last time a sitting Prime Minister lost a vote of no confidence was in 1979 when Labour leader James Callaghan lost by one vote. This was a different kind of no confidence motion because it was a Commons vote on the Government rather than just a party vote on its leader.

How does a "Commons Vote happen"? Could DUP leaving the coalition trigger one?

Tengen
Tengen

Keep searching, Mish. Rees Mogg's first job out of Oxford was as a banker at the Rothschild Group. His whole career outside politics has been in investment banking. Are we really claiming we're facing a troubling shortage of fabulously wealthy bankers, that their views are underrepresented in politics?

He's not all bad, like his criticism of the effort to oust Assad in Syria, but he's still a banker and maintains close ties there. Where's his criticism of the BoE or artificially low interest rates? If we're going this route, just hand the keys to 10 Downing to Mark Carney and be done with it.

AWC
AWC

Read his fathers books. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

wootendw
wootendw

Sure hope the Tories don't go with blowhard Boris.

pgp
pgp

The "back-benchers" are always the better politicians, in a parliamentary system they are a potential obstacle to the corruption and clientelism that is rife in say US politics. That's because they don't yet live under the spot light, draw less interest from the lobbyists and have less to lose. They are therefore free to practice a little more honesty and say it like it is.

Nevertheless, upon elevation in political rank, the media industry and related political-owners quickly get involved. Such new leaders immediately lose their freedom to think and speak anything but fence-sitting rhetoric.

The problem therefore isn't the people it's the current political systems that suffer more and more interference from the worlds elite and corporate controllers.

1410
1410

First of all the US Desperately Needs wise Americans . A half doesn't care what happening in their neighborhood and country and 1/4 picks up neo-Marxists .

avidremainer
avidremainer

Mr Rees Mogg is about to crash and burn. It is taking an awful lot of time for him to muster 48 conservative MPs to request a vote of no confidence in Teresa May. The most probable result is that Rees Mogg will be revealed as an isolated and reprehensible infant who is throwing a tantrum.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Bill Clinton is considered a very skillful politician, and he is also a very skillful con man and a pathological lier. Be careful what you wish for, Mish!

Blacklisted
Blacklisted

NIgel Farage was even better, but the root problem is short term-limits. Without them the power goes to their head and the perks are too hard to give up.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

Even if you were a UK voter, Mish, you would be very unlikely to get a vote on who should be the UK Prime Minister. That choice is an internal Party matter, mainly driven by the Members of Parliament.

A wise person once said -- we keep voting for politicians thinking we are going to get princes, and they almost always turn out to be frogs. The solution would be to constrain the power of politicians much more strictly than the Political Class (those in power and their hangers-on) would ever allow.

sunny129
sunny129

Sorry. A politician (a succesful one ) has been evolved over the decades to be hypocritic, intellectually DISHONEST and his/her integrity for sale for the highest bidder with very, very few exceptions in history! Politics has become a LUCRATIVE career feeding off of Taxpayers. Those who finesse in articulation ( Obama) can charm the sheeple. there is NO such thing as a honest politician!

Skip K
Skip K

Rees-Mogg opposed same sex marriage, so he's out for me. He's a social conservative, and would fit in well with today's GOP. I'd oppose him with every breath in my body.

Dsgn
Dsgn

"We" have exactly the politicians we deserve. Even with 'full spectrum dominance' voter fraud. After all, we legitimized the process with our sacred votes. Ron Paul saw how much good that did. So "we" are to blame. I'm working toward the day that the voiceless anti-voters and nonvoters who won the last election (and so many others) get the legitimacy they deserve. Perhaps when only voters are taxed?!?