Politics. Lately it’s everywhere you go, unavoidable and unappealing.
Why unappealing? There’s an old joke about lawyers that sums up my feelings lately about politics and politicians and it goes like this:
Question: When do you know politicians are lying?
Answer: When their lips are moving.
Let me make it clear I’m not talking about any politician in general, but rather, the species as a whole and may I point out that there are probably lots of exceptions within the species. But for now . . .
Wouldn’t it be refreshing if our politicians gave us their real opinions, even if they knew they’d be unpopular? Or took a hard stand on something they believed in rather than looking at the polls to see what to do? Wouldn’t it be nice if they actually did something for a change instead of just trying to grandstand one another or win points for either party instead of working for the people?
What would I want them to do? Maybe finally start addressing the following problems which are tops on my list. Are they tops on your list?
Some ideas to consider on this Thoughtful Thursday since we’ve still got a lot of campaigning to survive!