people view politicians with distrust because
everything they do is choreographed to sway voters.
Because I am
not a politician, I found this characteristic most
repulsive in my four terms in Montana’s House and
here is why this is timely.
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rode his
horse to the polls on election day.
Surrounded by journalists, the paint mare
nervously pranced and it appeared a prophetical,
political dumping might be eminent.
unaware of which end of the horse gets up first,
likely viewed Judge Moore’s mounted antics as proof
he was a true country boy.
I rolled my
eyes because I had seen a similar show before.
During his re-election campaign, Montana’s
Governor Schweitzer broadcast ads showing himself
roping and flanking a calf.
The animals in both video clips made it
Politicians will quit promoting illusions the
instant voters stop believing them.
Look at the many lies voters are asked to
can alter the earth’s temperature through tax
government control, health care will be cheaper and
more readily available.
All government programs spread happiness, but
because government cannot get by with less, even the
tiniest reduction of any social program will kill
nine million Americans—twice.
Once Republicans garner majorities in the
Senate, House plus the presidency, they will repeal
Giving tax dollars back to the people who earned it
is greed, but giving tax dollars to people who
haven’t earned it, is charity.
In 2018, resolve to reject political fraud.
Unlike politicians and contrary to the
teachings of Walt Disney, critters lack the mental
acuity to lie.
Hiding as predator or prey, or using natural
camouflage of fur and feathers are survival
mechanisms not requiring the high-level reasoning of
True deception is only found in the animal
called human and everyone in politics, from pundits
to journalists to elected officials, distort the
For proof, look how confused the bum calf and horses
were in the Moore and Schweitzer campaign clips.
calf with the milk on its nose was clueless as to
why he was roped and flanked when he was just
standing in the corral minding his own business.
The mouth of Governor Schweitzer’s horse must
still be throbbing after the governor jerked his
slack with his rein hand and the paint mare
shimmying sideways under Judge Moore’s bouncing
backside received similar plow reining jerks.
political audience, the animals were simple
collateral damage for the greater good and this
brings me to my point.