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Understanding Politicians - Vote Shock©
What is a politician? I believe a politician that you can believe half the time is to be considered as honest a politician that a voter can hope to elect. I think most politicians when they answer a Yes or No question are truthful one-fourth of the time. Of course they do not say Yes or No in the answer.
To me a used car salesman is more honest than most politicians. I am suspicious of any salesman that makes a commission on a sale, because many of these salesmen say what they think is needed to make the sale. I think most politicians say what they think will get them re-elected. It seems that the voters of the USA have elected politicians to serve them that even a used car salesman can set the honesty bar higher than the politicians can achieve.
I think politicians are like little children. Children play on their parents’ feelings in an attempt to get what they want. They go to the parent they think will do what they want. Politicians are similar in their votes. Their votes go to support the organizations and people they think will elect them in the next election.
If the average voter wants to vote for a politician he is sure will support with his votes the things the voter thinks are important, the voter will find himself dealing with politician vote shock. The politician vote shock occurs when the politician votes to support special interest groups’ concerns that are opposite of what he said during his campaign speeches.
The three top rules for a politician are 1. Get elected. 2. Get elected. 3. Get elected. If you want more rules, repeat rules one, two, and three as often as you want.
How many times have you heard a politician be asked a Yes or No question, and they will not give a yes or no answer? Do you trust people that will not give you a straight answer? It seems many politicians strive to answer a question in a way that seems to answer the question when it does not. What is the motivation to their answer? How does the politician benefit from not giving a straight answer? What does his answer say about him trying to do more to confuse than clarify?
I am not sure of the absolute truth of this statement, but it seems typical politicians gain influence while in office that they can turn into money while serving in Congress and after they serve in Congress. Companies are waiting to hire ex-congress members when they are out of office at high positions and salaries. Why? Companies do not spend money unless they think it will make more money for them.
If you want to get a politician’s attention, make him think you will donate money to his campaign funds.
Dale “The Saint” Lee
A former resident of Pot Neck, Tennessee
Date last modified, September 8, 2010
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