P.T. Barnum is supposed to have once said for following:
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
In Yiddish, the term for sucker is freier. On Thursday, an article in The Jerusalem Post stated that those who believe you know who (especially those of the Jewish faith) are suckers.
I couldn’t agree more with the article. We need a President who sees beyond himself and his needs. We need a President who is compassionate, open and is willing to make tough decisions. We need a President who genuinely believes in reaching across the aisle to those of the opposing party.
Politics can be perceived as a game of favorites. The question that I often ask, is even though we agree with a particular politician, are we bold enough to stand up when we disagree with them?
We all know that you know is if nothing else, a slick salesman who knows what to say and how to say it to seal the deal. There is a certain similarity between sales and politics. The difference, however, is that politics has real world and possibly long term consequences while a bad sale is normally just that.
Randy Rainbow’s latest video is entitled SUCKERS – Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Spoofing the Jonas Brothers song, Sucker, this video perfectly illustrates how blinded you know who’s followers are.
In watching this video, it makes me question if this experiment that is the American democracy will exist in the future. A country in which one person rules without question is not a democracy. My fear that there are too many people who for whatever reason are blinded by pretty sales pitch instead of seeing him for the huckster salesman that he is.