Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Your Politicians: Drive 'em Like You Stole 'em!

The Colorado Governor's race is tightening, but political hero worship is killing the conservative cause

The tea party fell head over heels for Dan Maes, dark horse candidate for governor.  He's since been shown to be not-ready-for-prime-time and he's sinking below 15% in the polls, but a dedicated cohort is in love with him and can't let go.  Their love affair with their hero will probably throw the race to the liberal Democrat.

Political hero worship blinded us to Bush's wild progressive spending, and it put an inexperienced community organizer in the White House.

Enough is enough!  Even if the GOP takes back the house and senate, we've got to hold their feet to the fire.  I wrote this awhile back, but it bears repeating.

I don't see a hero when I see a politician, I see a vehicle that I hope will get me from point A to point B

Like Wall Street, The Big Three, and every other welfare queen standing in line, I see a politician as a vehicle to get us where we want to go. The difference is, I want it to go down Constitution Freeway, they want to steer it down Handout Highway.

We need to stop worshiping our politicians and start riding them like a stolen motorcycle. And when it don't go no more, ditch it and grab another one. That's how the hijackers who are looting our treasury see things.

It's time we grow up and drop the hero worship of our politicians, Republican or Democrat. 

We are not here to serve our government, our government serves us. Not by giving us things but by ensuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense and otherwise staying the hell out of the way.

Consider this quote by George Washington:
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
This dangerous servant has plundered our treasure, made off with the silver and good china, and flings a few pennies at us as it leaves our house in flames.

This fearful master squeezes more and more out of us and gives less and less in return. Our country is in debt and the government just keeps creating more. The candyman just can't stop doling out sweets to the overweight trick-or-treaters. And it all goes on your tab.

Time to grab the handlebars and drive it like you stole it.

For more information and background on the Colorado Governors race, follow the links below:
Teabagged:  The Downside of Dark Horses
Caught Between the Grassroots and the Establishment


Always On Watch said...

My second law of history: Never trust any politician.

Worship of these weasels -- they are NOT statesmen, not by a long shot -- is what got America into this mess. That, a voting for a candidate by political party.

Excellent post, Silverfiddle!

Fredd said...

It may be just me, but I don't worship politicians like heroes, but rather I LOATHE career politicians. Like Obama, for one.

And Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (D-Md) who just may lose his seat in a few, along with Dingy Harry.

Now Nancy, she's safe in her brain dead district. But at least she will be relegated to the back bench where she's not so damn dangerous.

Brooke said...

I couldn't agree more, Silverfiddle.

Furthermore, we need term limits for Congress, Elections and terms for the Supreme Court and everyone who holds office should be required to also hold a job in the private sector.

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree more. They all seem to forget why they were elected in the first place,(speaking of amnesia)instead of their own self serving interets.
It's "We the People",not "Them The people"

Linda said...

Well said, Silver! Excellent post.

jadedfellow said...

The day a politician voluntarily dies on a cross for the people, I would consider them to be a hero, but I still not worship them.

TKZ said...

I think it's intellectual naivete to think that the word "welfare" means the same thing now as it did when that clause was written, American. "Promote the general welfare" does not mean confiscate money from some to dole out to others. That promotes the general laziness and immorality, not true welfare.

Well said, Silverfiddle.

Lisa said...

The more you subsidize lazines and immorality the more of it you get.

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