Shocking News!

I know this is going to shock you, and I’m sorry to be the one to break the news to you but here it is: NOBODY runs for political office to help YOU. These hacks want a political office to help THEMSELVES. (The only exception in my lifetime is Donald Trump. He really does love America and wants the best for all Americans.) No, the run-of-the-mill man or woman running for local or national office wants a cushy job that pays well. They don’t have to have any talent except the gift of gab. They can talk all day and say nothing. They only have to go to a few meetings, they have great health insurance and free cars and free airplane rides. They get lots of money from lobbyists; they get free vacations to exotic places paid for by “donors.” And when they retire from “public service” they have all the money they can use for the rest of their lives.

Often, if we can pry them out of office, they become “consultants” for the lobbyists who have been shoveling money under the table to them for years. As a COSULTNAT they don’t have to do anything.

Let’s face it. With no exceptions that I can think of, except Trump, politicians are basically crooks. They may not even know they are a crook until they get into office. Then they see the power and the money and they become crooks. Yes, they learn to talk the talk and walk the walk and it is all bullshit. Unfortunately, most real Americans are honest people and they want to believe the lies that politicians tell to get elected. But that politician doesn’t give a damn about you, until the next election cycle comes up. By then he has told the lies so often he might even believe them him (or her) self. You remember when you were a child and someone told you that you might grow up to be President? Sorry. You never had a prayer. For years there were elite dynasties that controlled who would be President. The Roosevelts were one, the Kennedys were one, and the Bushes were another. Until Trump came along we hadn’t had an honest President since Harry Truman.

So what are we voters to do? Black people will do what they have always done and vote a straight democrat ticker, although the democrats have never done anything for them. And since they are so concerned about slavery 150 years ago, why don’t they remember it was a Republican who ended slavery? What do white people do? Well, any time we have an election let’s put all the candidates’ pictures up on the wall. We’ll have a couple of beers, and then throw darts at them and whoever gets the most darts gets our vote. The truth is, as the infamous George Wallace once said, “Democrats and Republicans. There ainit a dime’s worth of difference in any of ‘em.” Amen, George.

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About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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