Politicians: The Best of The Worst..!

As our newspapers are filled with more and more politicians waiting to be heard, here are a few witty words on politics and the politician:
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, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”
I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”. Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country!
Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)
We hang petty thieves and appoint the bigger thieves to public office.
Aesop, Greek slave & fable author
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become PM; I’m beginning to believe it.
Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
John Quinton, American actor/writer
What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is a solution ….!!!
But despite all these words we need these eminent men and women, they are the ones who are the pillars of democracy: Sounds strange isn’t it? The very ones we lampoon and laugh about are the ones who keep the fires of democracy going!
The trick is to choose the best of the worst..!

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7 thoughts on “Politicians: The Best of The Worst..!”

  1. “The very ones we lampoon and laugh about are the ones who keep the fires of democracy going! ”
    WE ARE NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY.
    When Democracy is lost , it goes a little by little. No one announces that it’s gone. The very politicians we chose as a result of ballot is cos most folks dont vote. Remember this fascist bigoted leadership was brought to power by 80% of the population. 50% by merely not voting. From that a majority of minorities who slept. We cannot choose the best of the worst. The worst of the pack is ruling is now.
    Yr article triggered my disgust at the 50% who slept thus robbing us all of the ability to choose. We instead have been thrust with illiterate murderous thugs as our leaders today. Pillars not of democracy anymore…

  2. As the 18th century philosopher Joseph de Maistre said “In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve”
    In other words, we cannot complain about out political leaders.

  3. The turmoil we see is the result of choice they made in Parliament but we the people to be blamed for choices made by not voting or accepting incentives they offered.

  4. I liked the lock and thief line..ver y funny. Politics not everyone’s cup needs dare (hook or crook) .People just need someone to lead or bleed being in front..not them.

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