Leave out the captions, and you could put the donkey and the elephant together in that vise.
The job of the politicians is to give the American people the government they want.
What the American citizen seems to want is a government that will leave him alone to do whatever he pleases in all cases, while it: protects him from enemies foreign and domestic, enforces his ideas of morality on everyone but himself, helps him out of any difficulties that are not his own fault (and he never thinks they are his own fault), provides a first-class infrastructure, a healthy environment, a thriving economy in which he can prosper (if no one else), does nothing dishonorable illegal or unfair (at least to him), makes no other egregious mistakes, and pays for it all by taxing someone other than himself; all the while never letting the fact that we are still but a relatively small part of a big interconnected world have any effect whatsoever.
We, of course, won’t elect people who do not tell us that all this is possible, and when they (inevitably) fail to fulfill this “mission impossible”, we say it is all THEIR fault.
Apr 12, 2017