Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Okay, lets talk poly-ticks… Day 3 #YourTurnChallenge

Old Joke. What is the origin of the word Politics?
Poly = multiple.
Ticks = bloodsuckers.
No matter the side of the ideological spectrum you reside, politicians all seem to be made of the same cloth. Each wants to be a part of a larger organization that (1) pays them a nice salary and (2) allows them to advance their career.
Is this always the case? No. There are the occasional purists whose only goal is the achievement of pure ideological goals.
But, it would seem, even the purist amongst us can be corrupted down the hallways of power.
Last night’s State of the Union presentation by our President was, as they have been for a generation, less about the State of the Union, then it was about making sure that the Prime Time audience view of the Presidency is properly framed. 
Legacies are as much about perception as they are accomplishment. Maybe more so. 
This is not the time, nor the place to dissect the speech. That is being done plenty by others far more interested in the ramifications than I.
No. This is just a chance to say on thing…
Politics, Blech!

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