WE GET WHAT WE VOTE FOR

Here is a joke from the email chain.

THE HAIRCUT

Blessed are those that can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill , the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, ‘I can not accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!

When I first read this, I expect I had the same reaction as most people. “Yep! That illustrates the difference!” Then I started contemplate what I would say about this joke, and I realized I was fooling myself.

Because we elect them, our politicians really are not that much different from the rest of us. Of course, most politicians are fairly smart and capable people. That is, they are quite intelligent, but the gift of intelligence does not make us wise. And that is the problem, even though we elect intelligent people to public office, we do not — perhaps we cannot — elect public officials more wise than ourselves. Instead, we elect those people who are willing to promise us what we want, people whose character merely reflects our own.

6 thoughts on “WE GET WHAT WE VOTE FOR

  1. Funny joke. Don’t mind if I use it at the dining table.
    I’m glad you did not leave it at just — politicians suck. We should own up to who we elect.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, and I agree we should just own up to the fact we are getting what we voted for. Until we admit our foolishness, we will not change.

  2. Reblogged this on LET'S TALK! and commented:
    This struck me as a good description of some of the reasons for our political climate these days; a good and easy read@

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