All there is to politics is trading. That’s why politics is not as good as it was years ago. They don’t have as many old-time horse traders in there. These we got are just amateurs. They’re crude with their trades. There is really no “finesse.” You might not get that. “Finesse” is a French word and it means sneaking it over. — Will Rogers
Maybe Will, as usual is on to something here. Maybe our problems with politics today is that all the current office holders are just amateurs at horse trading. An alternative way I might mention on this problem is that the current office holders just never learned to “play well with others”.
Maybe some scientific study group can go back into all these yahoos kindergarten report cards to see if this is a common occurrence. If this proves to be true, and I suspect it will, then maybe we need to demand that all future political candidates provide us with copies of the kindergarten report cards. Maybe with that info we can cut the polluted political environment at its roots.
Another possibility is to go to Will’s assumption and require all future political candidates to have a certificate of auctioneering as part of their resume.
At any rate we need to get rid of all these amateurs that are now in office and get some properly trained folks in there.
But what do I know….. 😉
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Actually, I think these folks are “experts” at horse trading or “deal making”. That’s all they do. Unfortunately, the deals invariably benefit the players and not the population.
The problem is no one knows how or wants to truly govern for the people anymore…it’s always about the money and the deal.
I think that they are amateurs when it comes to “governing” and experts at manipulation. And these players stay in office way too long.
I think I’ve whined about this before tho….so I’ll quit while I’m ahead:).
Yeah, Jane you are like me, you don’t know when to quit while you are ahead. But I will stick with Will here. It used to be the the Democrats and Republican put aside partisanship and voted for the common good once in a while. This was accomplished through good old horse trading. “you vote for my bill and I will vote for yours”. That way everyone got a little of what they wanted but not everything. Looking backwards, as long as it ended up the majority of the time to be good for the American people that horse trading was a good thing. That sort of thing has totally disappeared the last eight years or so. To me, that is the primary reason our economy has not gotten further along. Each party doesn’t want the other to get credit for anything. Somethings got to give….