It seems to me that most people over estimate what it takes to succeed in politics. They believe that to succeed in politics one must be corrupt, willing to strong arm, manipulate, conspire, smoke cigars in back rooms and have a knack for cutting deals. To some extent this is true, but to a much larger extent it happens every day in every business, school, group, and any other social gathering. In fact, it happens more often in the private sector than it does in the political spectrum.
Politics happens in your everyday life. You have learned all through your life how to interact with people. You say nice things to people and often look away at the bad things they’ve done. In many cases, people often over look the bad until that bad happens to them, then suddenly they want revenge.
Most people adapt to the politics of society early enough in life. They are the cool kids, the kids everybody likes. Then there are the dorks, dweebs, et al. The people who all the cool kids gave wedgies to, or cut in line in front of, or wouldn’t even give a date to, which pretty much explains why so many politicians are obsessed with sex to the point that they act like they discovered sex yesterday. For many of them, they did just discover it.
You see, politics is much easier than dealing with people on a day to day basis, that’s why so many dweebs are attracted to politics, it’s the one thing where they feel good about what they are doing, where people will compliment them, tell them good things about what they are doing, and stroke their egos. Politicians are often people who could not succeed anywhere in the private sector. They are the guys who get picked on. Why do you think so many of them identify with the “down trodden”, or feel the pain of suffering? Because all through high school, they were those outcasts.
Take a look at Don Tax you , here’s a guy who just looks like he’s gotten too many wedgies in school, and for some strange reason he looks like he could use another. But I digress, I’m not here to talk about whether or not any politician should get another wedgie, but the more I think of it, the more I believe each one should get another wedgie just after they take the oath of office just to remind them that they are below the average citizen.
Politicians, constantly having their egos stroke, often forget exactly who their bosses really are, or who the important people are. While people are passing out at Obama rallies and worshipping him as though he’s a God, or practicing in front of the mirro what wonderful ways they are going to praise their hero du jour, I don’t forget who’s really important.
I sincerely believe that the guy fixing my tires is more important than the politician, or the guy who picks up my trash, or fixes the roads. There are so many ways people are more important too me than the politician. I can go to Wendy’s and pay a guy five bucks to flip a burger, throw some pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce on it. I’ll sit down, enjoy my tasty burger, and leave very happy. I happily pay him five bucks and he makes my day better. He’s made my life better.
But what does the politician do? I pay him, unwillingly mind you, he doesn’t even ask me for a dime, he just goes to Washington and raises my taxes and lies to me in the process, telling me he’ll only tax the rich, and what do I get out of it? He happily passes laws limiting my choices in my pursuit of happiness and he has the audacity to tell me he’s making my life better by figuring out ways to screw me. And we praise them?
What’s worse, they then come tell us how all these other politicians just don’t care about us and we must be smoking some harsh crack because we keep believing them. Not to pick on the wedgie boy again, but listen to Don Tax You’s latest commercial that’s playing on the radio, the one where he’s talking about how he’s running for congress because he ‘doesn’t believe Washington cares’? Well who’s party is in control in congress? Who would Don Tax You be helping should he win? The very people in Washington that he’s complaining about. Democrats are in control of Congress. He’s running as a Democrat, do you really think he’ll fight against the likes of Nancy Pelosi? They don’t care, they won congress off the promise of getting us out of Iraq and guess where we are still at? Still there and the Democrats have total control over spending in Iraq. Gas prices have jumped from around $2.00 a gallon to jumping over 50% in increase in the two years since they’ve taken control. Food prices are on the rise, home buying is on the decline, recession is on the horizon, and there still is no solution to the illegal immigration problem. Does Don Tax You decide to shed his Democrat clothing out of embarrassment? Not at all, he proudly tells you he wants to be just another jack ass in Washington.
Politicians, people who received too many wedgies in high school, and now it’s their turn to share their discomfort with you.