It is well known that we in America are having something of a political crisis here in America. The political situation is a bit of a cluster fuck because we elected a reality TV star with supposedly his own agenda and doesn’t play by the rules. This has caused much angst in a large majority of Americans. Their opinion is he didn’t win the popular vote and therefore is illegitimate.
Don’t Much Care
Personally on the whole political situation I don’t much care. Having been in meetings since Trump was elected there are things I know. I know some of you are thinking I’m full of shit and I’m fine with that.
If you do not work and live in Washington, DC you have no fucking clue how America is really run. I don’t care if you voted for him or for her. The choice is irrelevant. Hell, it could have been 2 different candidates and the result is the same.
Washington, DC is a bureaucracy. There are things that have to be done to keep the country functioning. Sure you get some policy shifts but it takes years to enact them. So if you think things are going to change I have some bad news.
Politicians Don’t Care About You
The irony of all this is that politicians don’t give a flying fuck about the common man. They only smooze the big donors that enable them to run an increasingly costly campaign. Your ass sitting wherever you are in America is fucking meaningless to them other than you believe what they tell you.
Think I am just some bitter armchair quarterback? I have only been working in a very well funded and connected lobbying group for nearly 19 years. Working with these people allows you to see them in a whole other light.
Best description I have ever heard of a politician was from Tom Clancy’s The Hunt For Red October:
Listen, I’m a politician which means I’m a cheat and a liar, and when I’m not kissing babies I’m stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.
Remember that always.
With age comes wisdom so it is told. George Carlin died around 9 years ago. The clip below was recorded a few years before his death. You can make your own judgement about the political situation in America from 11 years ago.