Re: Sarah is a Pats fan
posted at 7/29/2009 1:05 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Sarah is a Pats fan
In Response to Re: Sarah is a Pats fan : This is a darn good post. All true statements.
Posted by BostonBobBlowhard
And I overheard aliens talking to the Masonic emperor about new technology that will force people to vote for certain candidates. The only problem is that cats are truly protecting mankind and they are immune to alien mind tricks. Even though the dogs are allied with the aliens, Bush's great granddad kicked a dog once and now even the dogs want nothing to do with a Bush, unless they need to pee. Ya'll need to smarten up and see the alien-dog conspiracy. Is it just coincidence that Palin shoots wolves from the air? Her great, great grandmother dated a Bush and she is now determined to continue the fight against the dogs. What about Obama? What does he do right after getting elected? He lets a dog into the White House. Tell me something strange isn't going on :^) NOTE: I put the smiley face after a non-serious post to alert others to the fact that I am just joking. I wish everyone else would do the same so that I won't think we're all just losing our freaking minds.
Of course politicians lie. They wouldn't get elected if they didn't. We don't want to hear the truth. Nobody wants to hear that taxes must be increased to pay for something. Nobody wants to hear sacred programs may need to be cut to get the deficit under control. We want to hear that we can have everything we want, and we won't even have to pay for it. OK, they'll tell you that only rich people and big business will pay for it. They know most of the voters can't connect the dots. They know most voters don't realize that if big business pays for it, they'll pass the costs down to us ordinary folk anyway. The guy or gal that dares to tell it like it is barely gets any votes. The person who says we can have our cake and eat it too gets our votes.
There's no conspiracy with that. This is simple human nature; albeit not our best nature. Politicians lie because it works on "enough" of us to get elected. Even now, pollsters are polling folks to see what catchy phrases should be used in both the pro and con arguments in healthcare. Each party is looking at the polls and amending their speeches accordingly to include the "polled" phrases and words. This isn't anything mysterious and it sure isn't a conspiracy. They simply believe that the majority of the voters are shallow and can be convinced to vote a certain way based purely on catchy slogans or power words.
I didn't vote for Obama and don't particularly like him. That said, I believe more people voted for Obama and that's why he got elected. I believe Obama got to where he is today not because of voter fraud, but because 2 elections ago, he mesmerized the public with his speech at the Democratic convention. The democrats knew they had an up and coming star and would have been fools to not put him up as a candidate. Like him or not, the guy knows how to speak.
A loooong time ago I had a three month stint as a car salesman. I tried to be an honest salesman. I became a broke salesman. The lying salespeople sold the most cars, thus basic economic forces took effect and assured that most salespeople were liars. Lying politicians get the most votes. It will always be that way until "enough" of the public stops believing the too good to be true lies and actually votes for the guy who tells you the ugly truth you didn't want to hear, but it was the truth so you voted for him anyway. I'm not suggesting that there is never any fraud, or never any conspiracies. I just don't think politicians have to normally go that far to get their way. All they have to do is say what people want to hear, and "enough" people will vote accordingly. That's not as glamorous as voter fraud or conspiracy theories though.