Sick of politics? Get in line
By DOUG THOMPSON
One of our writers decided last week to take a break from writing about politics. He said he’s sick of the whole damn mess.
Easy to understand why. The state of the nation, governed by the state of the sick political system that controls it, is enough to make anyone throw up their hands and cry uncle.
Politics, at its best, is a dirty, rotten business and our political system today is far from its best. As voters, we become accustomed to disappointment, disillusionment and disenfranchisement. We expect to be disappointed and, even then, are disappointed when our expectations are met.
In 2008, many voters turned to Barack Obama as a bright hope for the future, a smooth-talking candidate who promised a break from the business as usual, money-talks, lobbyists rule form of government that dominated Washington.