Last night my wife handed the phone to me and asked, “Do you want to take a political survey?”
Of course, I snatched that baby up and grabbed a chair! Tis the season!
What I loved was how the surveyor asked things like, “Does this make you more or less confident about so-and-so?” and then he read a statement that looked like this:
John Smith is a champion for the middle class, creating jobs and lowering taxes, ensuring the highest standard of education …. blah, blah, blah.
Sally Jones believes in the average worker, fighting to ensure bargaining rights and high-paying salaries … yadda, yadda, yadda.
Of course, there were the negative statements, too….
John Smith used taxpayer dollars to promote his own campaign while children were dying behind his house in a dumpster!
I’d like to say that is a flagrant use of hyperbole, but it’s not that flagrant.
I ended up asking the gentleman on the phone if he’d ever watched Back To The Future. Yes, he had! I reminded him of the political campaign in 1955 and then in 1985. In one instance, it was an old caucasian driving a truck around with a foghorn on the top, telling people to re-elect Mayor Whatever, Progress is his middle name!
Then, in 1985, the same truck is driving around advertising Mayor Goldie Wilson (the African-American busboy from the diner in 1955) and declaring “Progress is his middle name!”
That’s what we’re seeing folks.
Hillary Clinton touts herself as being the only one with experience to take that 1AM phone call! And she’s going to bring about …. Change!
Of course, Donald Trump claims that he will make America great … again!
Does anyone notice that Hope, Change, bring back the Middle Class, make the wealthy pay their fair share… etc. have been the slogans of EVERY SINGLE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME?
So, they asked me if I thought President Barak Obama was doing a good job, a poor job, or the equivalent of government work. I said it looked like a government union job, to be honest.
He asked if I thought Hillary was the answer … we had a good laugh.
He asked if I thought Trump was the answer … this could go on all night!
Here’s the deal, folks. A vote for Hillary is a vote for a wretched, self-absorbed politician who craves power.
A vote for Trump is a vote for a wretched, self-absorbed politician who craves power, too.
Their public lives do not suggest that either of them has an ethical bone in their entire body or fears the Lord in the least.
So, by all means, vote for the “lesser of the two evils,” as if that were possible. But remember, that there is one who is really in charge and who not only demands, but deserves every human’s honor, submission and praise. He lowered himself to our realm about 2,000 years ago and we cast our vote for a vile murderous criminal over Him.
Looks like that trend isn’t about to change in 2016.