WHY DO WE TRUST POLITICIANS?

On the same day I got this list of quotes and Bill Whittle’s video through the email chain. The first is funny. The second is just plain sickening.

When it comes to politics, one thing baffles me above all others. When it violates all commonsense, why do we trust politicians?

Essential Truths: Politician Edition

Are the following quotes correctly attributed? That I do not know. I just think they are funny. So if you intend using any of them in a more formal document, please do a little research and verify the author of the quote.

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~ Jay Leno

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~ Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. ~ Will Rogers

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~ Author unknown

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Tex Guinan

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~ Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson

There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on senators. ~ Will Rogers

Note to the gentle reader: Someone is the butt of every joke. In the one-liners above, you and I are the butt of the joke. Here we laugh at our own — not someone else’s — gullibility.

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: It’s a Miracle!

There is nothing new in it, not even the observation at the end. Just the same, it is a crying shame so many people do not realize what they do not know about President Barack Obama. Why else would we trust that man and his cronies with so much power?

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3 Responses to WHY DO WE TRUST POLITICIANS?

  1. Teresa Rice says:

    Bill Whittle nails it as usual. Good set of quotes.

  2. boudicabpi says:

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    “When it comes to politics, one thing baffles me above all others. When it violates all commonsense, why do we trust politicians?”

    “It is a crying shame so many people do not realize what they do not know about President Barack Obama. Why else would we trust that man and his cronies with so much power?”

    Those two statements pretty well sum it up.

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