- Campaign rhetoric: Baloney disguised as food for thought.
- A radical: Someone whose opinions differ from yours.
- A politician: One who claims to understand both sides of an issue (and may take them both).
- Tax collector: Someone looking for untold wealth.
- Congress: Where a person gets up to speak, has nothing to say, nobody listens, then everyone disagrees.
- Tax loopholes: Like parking spaces, they seem to disappear by the time you get there.
Politicians (No matter what political party you’re talk about):
The political candidates are planning their strategy for the fall campaign. Right now they must honestly decide on which issues they’re going to be dishonest.
The world’s smallest gathering is a politician collecting his thoughts.
Republicans and Democrats have a lot in common. Republicans wear $1,000 suits, and Democrats drive $1,000 cars.
If a person is well-informed on world issues, he can run for political office. And if the voters are not well-informed, he can get elected.
A politician’s idea of a mistake in judgement is accepting a small bribe when he should have done the ethical thing— hold out for a big one.
Have you noticed? It’s always the fat cats who want to tighten somebody else’s belt.
A politician is someone who will lay down your life for his country.
Politicians and diapers both need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. -Edward R. Murrow
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then–we elected them. — Lily Tomlin
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. — Simon Cameron
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. — Doug Larson
And finally, one of the stupidest quotes of all time by a former Presidential candidate: “It may be a blessing in disguise. … Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. Haitians were originally under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal. Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other.”
—Pat Robertson, on the earthquake in Haiti that destroyed the capital and killed tens of thousands of people, Jan. 13, 2010
Have a happy election cycle!
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