Beforehand the Republicans gave us John McCain/Sarah Palin. I’m a Vietnam veteran, so McCain was a real struggle hero, however he additionally had completed precisely nothing in Congress in 31 years they usually coupled him with Palin. A county government has extra expertise than her. Then we had Hillary Clinton, whose main achievement had been marrying the correct man then standing by him as he sexually abused a naive 22-year-old intern. Can’t overlook Nixon and Agnew, who needed to resign, and now Kamala Harris. Good Lord, that is actually the perfect our political events may give to vote for? Why isn’t there a “not one of the above” choice?
After all, we residents bear among the blame. Simply take a look at Monroe County, N.Y., the place I reside, the place final 12 months we had a alternative between one other evil profession politician (from probably the most corrupt state legislature within the nation, no much less) and a mind surgeon. And sure, we’ve simply elected that profession politician once more.
So what will we do? Get entangled! Don’t let the present band of political hacks get away with this rubbish. Soar into your native elections and social gathering course of and demand extra. Demand that the mendacity mud-slinging marketing campaign approach cease. Interval. Make elections about points. However most of all, we’ve got to get higher individuals concerned as candidates. We’ve acquired to cease electing geriatrics. The place are you younger individuals? However don’t throw in additional eccentrics like AOC, please.
Let’s throw out the present band of political hacks, in any respect ranges. And let’s vote for candidates, not events anyway. In 45 years of voting I haven’t voted for a lot of common social gathering candidates, perhaps Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, and this 12 months wrote in Nikki Haley and Condi Rice, each Republicans, and regarded Democrat Jim Webb. In New York state, we should always simply begin over.