"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." --Anonymous
“The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for.” --Laura Ingalls Wilder
"Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves."
Can you tell I'm feeling particularly cynical about politics today? It's all because I read something on the Lowering the Bar blog that reminded me that next year is an election year. (Yes, I've been ignoring the news lately. You caught me. I didn't even know that the world is going to end on Saturday until a friend posted about it on FB....)
I simply don't know if I have the energy to hope beyond hope that a) I'll be voting for someone with whom I agree rather than against someone with whom I don't, and b) I'll have a relatively easy time agreeing with someone.
And is there any way we can fire the Donald before he runs? Please, someone, tell me he has pulled out. I can't bear the thought of living in a country with a president who wears such an appallingly bad rug.
Okay, yes, I'm framing the election in a negative way. Bad Susan. Instead, I should be grateful for living in a country that doesn't censor my internet, that is carefully engineered to allow me to express myself in whatever way I want without fear or oppression, that (with the exception of the TSA) allows me my dignity, freedom, and pursuit of happiness on a daily basis, and that has a Starbucks on every corner to allow my pursuit of happiness to be happily caffeinated.
There. I'm feeling better already.
Have a lovely weekend.