Friday, January 15, 2016

Does the best gun slinger or Mud slinger win?


WE have raised/selected a bunch of mean-spirited people to lead the USA, it is called ‘Mud Slinging’ & Dirty Politics.

Headlines SCREAM:
Hillary attacks Sanders
Trump cuts Jeb
Jeb says Trump isn’t Serious! He is a Jerk!
Bernie slaps Hillary
Hillary needs a Spanking

Funny (not haha), we will elect one of these people to lead us and the rest of the world.

Strange, once the campaigning is over, all of a sudden one who was called an SOB by the other, is all of a sudden, my best friend and will make a great president. (And I hope he finds a place for me in his/her administration).

The list is long and will get longer as this CRAZY campaign continues. I hear politics has always been a hurtful business, I have read some quotes from campaigns of the past.


Warren G. Harding 1920: “Cox and Cocktails”

Herbert Hoover 1928:” A Chicken In Every Pot And A Car In Every Garage” (My Dad’s favorite campaign promise, he remembered it)

Eisenhower “Clean House with Ike and Dick” is the one I remember.
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And then the campaign between Cleveland and Blaine:
Grover Cleveland 1884: “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine


 James Blaine 1884: “Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha”
(During the campaign Cleveland was accused by a woman of siring a child. He admitted his indescretion and supported the child. He was not married. He won because he never denied it, told his campaign to tell the truth, but Baine used it and lost.  Some compared it to John Edwards, except Ed was married and denied it, to his end, it cost.)
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But somehow, looking back over my lifetime, it seems it has been politics as usual. Not a great difference no matter who gets in.  There will never be another Harry Truman who drove himself home from the White House, and licked his own stamps for mailing. In the past few years EVERY President was either wealthy going in or RICH going out.  YOU  FIGURE!

Yeah, I will vote, I haven’t decided for whom yet, but I will vote.  In my years of voting I have dreamed of a time I would not have to ‘Choose the lesser of two evils’ (IMHO) to vote for.  I do not think it is this time.


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7 comments:

betty said...

I didn't see the whole debate last night, but I did see the exchange between Cruz and Trump over "New York Values". I think that hurt Cruz a lot, especially for how New Yorkers might feel about him. I honestly don't know who I would vote for right now; praying a lot for the upcoming election; I think you could be right; this could be the year of voting for the lesser of the 2 evils.

betty

Lisa said...

You had me laughing at the get go on this one. I wont mention right now who I really like but I will say "we need to make America Great again" [Wink].

Thanks for the laugh
Lisa

Shirl Wrap said...

I will vote but undecided at this time. This election just like the rest
it is a circus keeping us entertained. The articles I have been reading
lately are telling Trump to be careful because something may happen to
him. I'm sure he has plenty security guards. That would be a tragedy. I think tha's enough about the election. We do need to make America Great Again.

Mevely317 said...

It's a crying shame how all this mud-slinging has become a young man/woman's 'normal.' I suppose 'nice' doesn't make news.

My own mind's been made up for a while now (see Lisa's comment - wink), but the escalating, unresolved anger is frightening, indeed.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Seems to me they all would do better to get elected on the their own merits and not the demise of others. I will be voting too, but who for remains to be seen. I keep looking for just a little truth and honesty.

Rick Watson said...

It is a sad situation. If you ask most Americans what they want, the answers are similar no matter which ticket they vote on. But each side has a different approach to how to get there.

Paula said...

The first I remember about politics is in high school when one group of kids stood on the front steps of the school and yelled "I like Ike" and for the life of me I can't remember who ran against him and what that group of kids yelled from the Band House steps.