Enough already!

Are you as up to your eyeballs as sick of all the political bullshit as I am? Every source of national media (TV, radio, newspapers) is chock-a-block full of endless commentaries and polls on the congressional elections in a couple of weeks.

And the polls! I heard a poll the other day that was taken of only 300 people, and the media are using that as an indicator?
Out of a nation of 300 million? Please, give me just a slight consideration that I am not an idiot. And let me ask you this: have you ever been polled? Of course not. The polls are just as crooked as the politicians they are supposed to help or hinder.

And you know what? It doesn’t matter who wins the house or the senate or both. It doesn’t matter because nothing is going to change! George Wallace, while not a hero of mine, made a statement many years ago in regard to Democrats and Republicans. He said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference in any of ’em.” Old George got it right that time.

Politicians today are consulted, rehearsed, questioned & answered by professionals. They are like trained seals (except the seals smell better). Ask them anything and they will give you three minutes of buzzwords, non-sequiteurs, cliches’; Anything that will make you think you heard him/her agree with you – but if you break it down, they have said nothing.

And they are blatant crooks, all of them. They have to be. Look at the millions of dollars spent on each candidate and look who is contributing that money, either openly or, as in most cases illegal secret donations. If you give a man a million dollars to get into government and then ask him to help you clear out some beach front slums so you can put up a multi-billion dollar condo complex do you expect he will say, “No.” Of course not, because a politician’s only goal is to be reelected and he’ll be coming at you for another million the next time he runs. Please, if you remember nothing from this rant except one thing, remember this truth: A politician’s ONLY goal is to be reelected.

You may be a piss & vinegar filled new graduate with your political science degree, and you are out to make the world a wonderful place. But take this from an old-timer. The first president I was old enough to vote for was Dwight Eisenhower. I’ve seen ’em come, I’ve seen ’em go. IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHO YOU VOTE FOR, OR IF YOU EVEN VOTE AT ALL. Nothing is going to change one way or the other. We are locked into a two-party system which is really a one party system. And no matter who wins – we lose.

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One Comment on “Enough already!”

  1. Steve Browne Says:

    I was googling around looking for Johnny Beckman when I come across this website. Remember me? I left Atlanta in 1987 went to Cleveland for 4 cold years, got divorced, lost my job and came back south to San Antonio. I asked management here if they really needed a weatherman because it’s just 11 months of summer here and January.

    Turned out to be a perfect move. Great station, no unions, get my own camera and get to put it on TV. People actually watch.

    Talked to John Cessarich last week looking forward to seeing him here in January for the AMS convention. I can only envision him as a 20 something year old kid. He tells me he is 50 now. I am not sure how he could be older than I (HA!)

    Best Wishes from an old colleaugue.

    Steve Browne


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