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The only answer to election season? Fishing!

I had a dream last night that we had an election and all the incumbents were sent to federal prisons. I got so excited I woke up. Don’t these people know that all the negative commercials they run about their opponent starts to grind on your nerves and that memory of what you thought of tattletales back in your school days starts to surface? And if they run for more than every  fifteen minutes you start to hate these people. They never tell you what—“if elected”—they will do to help the country—except, cut taxes and reduce spending.  

I think it was Lincoln who started that saying and he raised taxes and spent it on a war between the states. The politicians thought that went so well it should be their lead-in statements when running for office and they assumed you never expected to hold them to those statements or anything else they said while running for office any way.  

Take Washington state’s Dino Rossi and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Their commercials on TV show not what they could, would or should do, but rather how bad their opponent has performed in the past. In fact, if their opponent has done what each of them has claimed they did, both should be in a federal pen for criminal acts against our country and not running for election! Where is our federal prosecutor when these people make these statements? No one denies having committed these crimes against the public. 

The only thing that comes out of their ads that might be beneficial is it’s like Christmas for the TV stations. That, and they scare the hell out of the kids being this close to Halloween. One looks like Dracula and the other looks like an old witch. 

And what is it with spending millions of dollars on ads trying to win a job that only pays a minute part of that? I mean really, how dumb do they think the American people are..? Okay, don’t answer that because it’s apparent we are dumber than a box of rocks.  We might as well just say go ahead and do whatever you want with our country and our money and if that’s not enough money just charge us whatever you need ‘cause we’re dumb enough to pay ya. 

However, you have already gone through what I’ll make in my lifetime  as well as my son’s and you’re now spending my grandson’s income and they’re not even old enough to get a job because you passed a law against child labor in this country, but not in the country where you sent our jobs. 

I have an idea, why don’t we let the lobbyists and the big corporations buy the elections at a dollar a vote with that money going to pay off our debt and eliminate taxes all together. Instead of wasting it on TV ads antagonizing the American public until we get so mad we don’t give a damn who gets in office! 

They’re all crooks anyway *%&#@#! it! I’m goin’ fishing!

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Boots Reynolds Boots Reynolds The "internationally-renowned cowboy artist" Boots Reynolds has moved his comedic interpretation of life into the writing field with his regular column in the River Journal - From the Mouth of the River.

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Politics, elections, political advertising

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