Sunday, November 17, 2013

Political Aphorisms

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
. . . Jay Leno

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
. . . Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
. . . Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the
Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
. . . Will Rogers

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge
even where there is no river.
. . . Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm
beginning to believe it.
. . . Clarence Darrow

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and
your opponents will do it for you?
. . . Author Unknown

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the
tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
. . . John Quinton

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

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about
us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
. . . Adlai Stevenson

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
. . . Tex Guinan

A politician is someone who would sell his mother into slavery for a vote.
 . . . Dan Sellard

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to
be left to the politicians.
. . . Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be
better to change the locks.
. . . Doug Larson

There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.

. . . Will Rogers

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