Monday, November 06, 2006

American Elections Tomorrow:
The American midterm elections will be held tomorrow, and the Democratic Party is hoping that it will turn out to be a referendum on George Bush's war in Iraq, without, of course, committing their party to any firm policy on the war. Individual Democratic candidates are know for their personal anti-war or pro-war (or most commonly weaseling between the sides) stands, but the party as a whole has no firm policy position one way or the other. So as the voters troop off either in the belief that such a policy exists or in the dwindling numbers of those who support the administration here's a few quotes about elections to chew on after all the fuss is over:
A."During a campaign the air is full of speeches- and vice versa"
Author Unknown
B."The oppressed are allowed every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."
Karl Marx
C."Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other."
Oscar Ameringer
D."The problem with political jokes is they get elected."
Henry Cate VII
E."Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least."
Robert Bryne
F."Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right ?"
Robert Orben
G."Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason."
Author Unknown
And finally, last but not least....
H."Don't vote ! It only encourages them."
Author Unknown

1 comment:

ajohnstone said...

eugene debs -
I'd rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don't want, and get it.