posted on Dec, 12 2014 @ 11:31 AM
Politics is the art of compromise, and one of the biggest smoke and mirror shows one will ever see in the country. Penn and Teller are amateurs when
you stand them next to those who are running for and standing in office. The only difference is that Penn and Teller will tell you that they are
BSing you and show you how they did it, and still amaze you with illusions.
Here is what a politician will do in a nut shell: 1) He/she has to get the votes to get into office. Money will only go so far, so they make big
speeches and find out what you the voter wants to hear. They already know before the first stop on the campaign how many votes they require to win,
and what areas are going to yield it. They will speak, but never the whole truth, and often lie, cheat and steal to get what they want. All to
present an image of what the voter wants to see and hear. Think of this way, if you ever hear a politician say that he may or will consider raising
taxes, give him a good listen to, because at least he is being honest.
Now they will make promises to get your opinion of them up. And they will hope that come Election Day you vote for them. Now they will make a list
of promises, usually about 10 of them. (10 is a good number for this demonstration) And then they will tell you how they are going to accomplish
this, and even make a good show of it, and spin talk. Ever notice how the answer is never straight, but a lot of fast double talk when they do speak?
Or it is what people want to hear, or sound just like the other candidate of the same party? You see that big time when it comes to presidential
elections and congressional elections and primaries.
So they make the promises, get elected and then spend a good half of their time in office, soliciting donations to remain in office, and the other
half of their time, stuck cause they can not agree with the other guy and really only managing to get 3 of the 10 promises done. And to make matters
worse, they will usually blame the other guy for their failings, when the reality is that they had no intention to uphold most of their promises in
the first place.
And what is bad, is that both parties are guilty of such, and ultimately often the same persons get into office, time and time again, cause the voters
really just do not care to either vote, in say a mid term election or just refuse to vote at all.
Now the Op has mentioned about the hot button topic of the immigration. And here is the 411 on that. No politician worth his weight or for all of the
money in the world is going to touch or actually solve any hot button issue. They can’t afford to, cause if they do, then the real fear would set
in, the public would then be looking at what they do not want to see. So take immigration, all of these years, it has been well within the scope of
the government to handle and easily take care of. And with the multitude of promises and laws, the only reason why this is still a problem goes back
to: the Federal government. It does not want to solve this issue, it is a good issue to beat drums around, get people riled up on both sides of the
issue and use as a giant smoke screen to distract from other issues or the backroom deals that they do not want the people to see. So while this is
going on, the question that should be on peoples minds, what really is the other thing that they are trying to get through congress?