Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Back to the Political Future

"I don't belong to any organized party," Will Rogers liked to say, "I'm a Democrat."

Imagine Jon Stewart in a cowboy hat, twirling a lariat and talking with a nasal twang. That was Will Rogers in the 1930s, the most popular political satirist of his time, who did monologues back then on the idiocy of the Washington power structure.

Imagine what he would have to say about superdelegates, caucuses and the Florida-Michigan brouhaha.

“Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats," Rogers explained. "If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.”

Nothing changes, except to get funnier--and sadder. The cowboy nailed it all by observing, "The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."

When Washington lawmakers wanted to put up a statue of him, Rogers agreed but only if it were facing the House Chamber, so he could "keep an eye on Congress." It's the only one facing the entrance and, according to Capitol guides, Presidents rub his left shoe for good luck before entering to give the State of the Union Address.

The old cowboy would get a kick out of that.


Liza said...

"Sad" is the keyword here. It is truly amazing what the Clinton slimebags are willing to do to their party and their country so that they can rule again.

They are despicable and so is the mainstream media that provide the stage for them to act out their smearfest and dirty politics.

Yellow Dog Don said...

Liza, I am not fond of Rush, either, but are you not going overboard here?

Liza said...

yellow dog,
Some might think so, I suppose.

I see an urgency to this election that perhaps many others do not see. The Democrats cannot afford to give this election to McCain, even if he only lasted four years. We can't dig the hole for another four years, and even now much of the damage is irreparable.