“The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.” Will Rogers
U.S. politicians and their character are under assault by the public. Finally!!!
Regardless of how disposed you might be toward one party or the other, it is unlikely that you would question the statement that we do not end up with the “best and brightest” running or serving.
The last several Presidential races do not inspire confidence, unless you are a dimwit wrapped up in some irrational loyalty to party or a particular candidate. It appears as though decent candidates will not run. And that is too bad, because as Mark Twain once said: “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
A review of recent Presidential choices supports the contention that the American public faces dismal choices — Obama vs. McCain; Bush vs. Kerry; Bush vs. Gore; Clinton vs. Dole, Clinton vs. Bush, etc.
We are a country of 300 million people with a reasonably large percentage of them honest competent and successful in various pursuits of “life, liberty and … happiness.” Yet, we get political hacks as choices in elections. Most are whores that for the most part have never worked in real jobs, but lived off the public teat. Most have never been successful in any endeavor other than the political equivalency of selling used-cars.
I don’t know what to make of this result from the South Carolina primary. I would like to think that the voters prefer an unemployed and indicted newcomer to the normal same-old, same-old.
Can an unknown, indicted candidate be any worse than what we normally elect? Is someone merely indicted for a crime not better than the current criminal class of officeholders? This candidate has only been accused and not (yet) convicted.
Apparently the voters of SC made a judgment that they trust someone indicted in the private sector with no experience in politics rather than someone from the political class. Hopefully the result in SC is another sign of how angry that voters are, rather than some reflection on voter intelligence.