As a country we are about to enter the Silly Season. Our currently elected officials will attempt to fool us into misusing our hard earned franchise, again. The opportunity for us to vote for individuals to run our local, state, and federal governments was fought for and defended by millions of men and women who served our country in good times and bad times. We have an obligation to be responsible with how we exercise that franchise. We shouldn’t piss it away as the empty suits we’ve been putting into office have pissed away their opportunity to serve us honorably and well.
They lying thieving former candidates for public office traditionally stand in front of an audience and start moving their lips (a sure sign of deception and malfeasance). In years gone by the media was the public watchdog and would challenge the lies, fabrications, and deceptions of candidates. It appears that Watergate and Vietnam have ended that resource for us. From that time period the media has stopped being the public watchdog and has started being the advocates for their own points of view. The sort of people who are willing to make a living by peeking into your underwear drawer and making a public spectacle of your dirty laundry are in the media today. These are the same people, who for the most part lack the intestinal fortitude to wear a uniform and go into harm’s way to defend that franchise, or to even show some respect to those who do it for them. They feel their calling in life is to tattle tale and back bite those to take risks in life and in business. You’ll remember these guys from your youth; they were the last ones picked on the play ground and the first ones you found an urge to condemn for not playing nice.
Prior to Watergate, men were men and women liked it that way. Since Vietnam men in media go out for manicures and pedicures and pay good money for monkey poop facials. In the past members of the media would remember that Congressman Armando Smerdlap stood on a soapbox and swore to God and everybody that sharing some form of Carnal Knowledge with an intern less than half his age was a bad thing. The Congressman from the other party should resign because he took advantage of a pure and innocent young lady by using his position in congress to “expand” her worldly experiences. When Congressman Smerdlap was caught defending a member of his own party who was caught hip deep in an intern, with no condemnation from Congressman Smerdlap, the media used to ask about the double standard. Congressman Smerdlap holds a press conference and when asked about his colleague’s fondness for interns of easy virtue Congressman Smerlap informs the world that the social life of his colleague is his personal business and the social entanglements of two consenting adults should remain between the consenting adults.
Today the media does not question this sliding moral scale. What Smerdlap accepts today is OK by them; any inconvenient opinions in different circumstances should not be used as a measure of Smirdlap’s integrity or consistency. The media has progressed beyond that. The party of the elected empty suit with the sliding scale will determine if the inconsistency is worth reporting.
Since Congressman Smerdlap can’t be relied on to maintain a consistent moral compass in the relations between his peers, we shouldn’t be concerned that his moral compass will fail to set an honorable course in his actions as a Congressman. The lying partisan weasel will only be a lying partisan weasel when it’s acceptable to be a lying partisan weasel, not when it’s really important. If he’ll lie and misrepresent the facts when it’s convenient for him, we shouldn’t worry about his inconsistencies; when he’s bought by the power brokers who buy Congressmen, he’ll stay bought when it’s convenient for him. Unfortunately he won’t show the same consideration to the people who voted for him.
We couldn’t have an elected official who gets voted into office and listens to and understands their constituents. They shouldn’t be expected to vote according to the wishes of the people who voted for them. The power brokers and union officials bough their candidates and are entitled to own the elected empty suit as long as they’re in office; right up to the indictments and in some special cases even up to their convictions.
Why not? They paid for the privilege!