On the anniversary of the great SnowJam 2014, I’m going to take the opportunity to wax eloquently on the current state of non-public servants running for political office, and the ones who play them on TV. For those of you who don’t remember, on January 29, 2014, the collective officials of the state of Georgia decided that ten pounds of cure was worth more than an ounce of prevention, and decided to do nothing to help the working man.
Now, I’m not going to recount the hundred of things that our elected officials should have done to prevent the situation that caused people to get out of their cars on I285 and go to the bathroom in public view. In their defense, the folks trapped in their cars had no hope of getting to the next exit in time. It was all very well documented. From the response to this last week’s dusting, it looks like Nathan “Canwemakea” Deal has learned his lesson. For a while anyway.
There’s an old saying that, “A Republican is just a Democrat that’s never had anything bad happen to him”. I’m not suggesting that Governor Deal has converted, I’m just saying that mobs of folks with pitchforks and torches around the Governor’s mansion after the last debacle might have opened his eyes a tad as to what “serving the Public” is supposed to mean. We’ll see.
Anyway, the next group of people who want to serve the public by destroying the government were on the tube again tonight. Minus the Donald. Well, not really minus the Donald, they were just on different stages. I wondered about the attraction of the show featuring the sub-candidates. I mean honestly, would the Barnum and Bailey circus be as entertaining without the ringmaster? Heck no, that’s why he’s got a job. Maybe it’s the same for the Republicans. They need a ringmaster to keep everyone interested. Maybe the Donald is the only thing keeping Ben Carson and twelve and a half million viewers awake. I’m just saying.
While the candidates drone on and on about the founding fathers and their interpretation of the founding father’s interpretation of the Constitution I wish to be a moderator, just one time.
I’d like to ask, “What do you think would happen if you had walked into The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and passed your iPhone around for the Founding Fathers to see?” I would then put forth the theory that the candidate would probably be burned as a witch because the Founding Fathers had no concept of what the future was going to bring in technology.
You see, I have no interest in people who want to take us back to an earlier time. I want to hear from candidates that are preparing us for the future, whatever it holds. I see zero candidates on the Republican ticket that embrace the future and are willing to invest in it.