Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some new political laws–according to me

Davis' Law 1: Don't pay attention to what politicians say, pay attention to what they do— E.g., Woodrow Wilson "he kept us out of war", FDR "your boys will not be sent to war", Lyndon Johnson "American boys will not do the fighting Asian boys should be doing", and George W. Bush "humble foreign policy." (Yes, Roosevelt was right to lie, but that doesn't invalidate my point). It's not just war: Bill Clinton promised the most ethical administration ever; Bush said the fundamentals of our economy were fine in 2007, ad nauseam. So when Glenn Beck tries to find sinister Marxism behind ever Obama utterance, ignore him. It doesn't matter what Obama or any other politican says—as the cliche goes, talk is cheap.

Davis' Law 2: People who follow a rigid party line—on either the right or left— are shallow thinkers at best, and at worst just plain dumb. Then again, party line thinking can lead to lots of fame and money–e.g. Olbermann, Limbaugh, Hannity, Maddow, etc.., so maybe stupidity isn't always the reason.

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