With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law, it’s a joke. -Will Rogers
Mistermuse recently asked himself Why, if he likes jokes so much, he can’t stand politicians. After all, if it weren’t for politicians and the like, he would have to come up with all-original material for his posts instead of incorporating the likes of the above quote.
So mistermuse tells himself it’s like taking the old Christian admonition to “hate the sin but love the sinner” and (as an ex-Christian in good standing) converting it: abhor the politicial sinners but adore the political sins. And what better time to put that into practice than the final days of interminable political ads before the merciful mid-terminal elections….starting with a sobering example of political confession:
It must have happened during one of my drunken stupors. –Rob Ford (former mayor of Toronto) when a video of him smoking crack cocaine was uncovered by police months after he repeatedly denied its existence.
America is the only country where you can go on the air and kid politicians, and where politicians go on the air and kid the people. -Groucho Marx
The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other. –Will Rogers
What’s the use of a third party when the country doesn’t know what to do with the two parties it has now? -Evan Esar
I will make a bargain with the Republicans: if they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. –Adlai Stevenson
I have never found in a long experience in politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. –Harold Macmillan
To err is human, to blame it on the other party is politics. -S. Omar Barker
Congress is really made up of children that never grow up. -Will Rogers
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise than Christianity has made them good. -H. L. Mencken
And on that cautionary note, we note that next Tuesday is election day — vote for the lesser of two devils, even if you think it only encourages them.