Killing US Softly with Promises: VOTB

Posted in Politics, Vote Out The Bums at 5:56 pm by Administrator

Politicians have been killing Americans with election promises for years. This picture of a sign on a Septic Tank Truck symbolizes politicians’ election promises.

septic tank

Politicians have totally ignored the truism; a man (or woman) is only as good as his word. If a man or woman says they are going to do something and s/he doesn’t, s/he is a liar. That’s the black and white of it. If you can’t deliver, keep your hole shut!

Historically, politicians will say anything to get elected. This is another reason to “Vote Out The Bums” every election. We’ll exemplify this point with a few political “promises” that have had colossal consequences.

Philippine-American War exemplifying U.S. Empire Building started in 1899. Republicans pledged that the fighting in the Philippines would die down of its own accord within sixty days after the election. William McKinley, a Republican, was reelected on November 6, 1900 and his promise vanished. Unofficially the war ended in 1902. The military conflict with the gorillas continued until 1913.

Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, promised to keep the U.S. out of World War I. In fact, his campaign slogan was “He kept us out of war”, referring to avoiding conflicts with Germany or Mexico in his previous administration. He set up to break his promise with his acceptance speech challenging Germany’s U-boats. Germany obliged and Wilson broke a promise he never intended to keep.

In the 1928 election, Republican, Herbert Hoover promised to end poverty. Not only did the Great Depression begin on his watch but he rejected legislative relief advice in 1929. Then he signs the Smoot-Hawley Act which deepened the depression. Hoover broke his promise with a stubborn ignorance!

In the 1932 election campaign, Franklin Roosevelt pledged balanced budgets and decreased government spending. When elected, he expanded governmental social services like no other president since. Only the Supreme Court was able to stop him. In the 1940 election, he promised to keep the U.S. out of World War II. Both promises up in smoke!

Roosevelt’s campaign lies included the Democratic platform advocating “immediate and drastic reductions of all public expenditures,” “abolishing useless commissions and offices, consolidating bureaus and eliminating extravagances reductions in bureaucracy,” and for a “sound currency to be maintained at all hazards.” Does this sound like our candidates today or what?

Lyndon Johnson, Democrat, promised to win the “war on poverty” in the 1964 election. Johnson’s “Great Society” programs made things much worst according to economist, William L. Anderson. In 2004, African-American economist Thomas Sowell stated, “The black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.” Another hollow “war” promise.

Republican Richard (tricky dick) Nixon promised a quick end to the (Vietnam) war and peace in the Pacific. In his memoirs, he wrote that he had no plan to end the war. This is just another empty political promise given to the U.S. Citizens.

George H.W. Bush, a Republican, in the election campaign of 1988 said “Read my lips: No new taxes”. He lied and raised taxes to reduce the national debt. He should have learned from his conniving father Prescott that the national debt can never be eliminated because of the privately own Federal Reserve situation.

William Clinton, Democrat, promised a middle class tax cut. The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, shortly after being elected, raised taxes on everyone but the poorest American Citizens. How could anyone believe a stupid promise like that coming from a Democrat?

G.W. Bush, a Republican, promised that the military would not be used for Nation Building. With this lie, he admits the military has been used for Nation Building. How naive for any voter to believe that over 150 years of Nation Building would stop. The U.S. has approximately 702 overseas bases in about 130 countries. There are another 6,000 bases in the U.S. and its territories. G.W. is definitely the dullest thorn on the Bush political tree and a liar – Iraq and soon Iran will join Saudi Arabia in Middle East Nation Building.

A Joke

A busload of politicians was driving down a country road when, all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road, and crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field.

The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate.

He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians.

A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.

The old farmer said he had buried them.

The sheriff asked the old farmer, “Were they all dead?”

The old farmer replied, “Well, some of them said they weren’t, but you know how them politicians lie.”

The farmer should have used the contents of the Septic Tank Truck to bury the politicians. Since lying politicians are bipartisan, vote them all out. The 75% of the voters not participating in elections are free to be heard. Tell the SOBs we don’t believe their lies. We’re going to Vote Out The Bums. VOTB – every incumbent, every election.

1 Comment »

  1. Administrator said,

    July 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Dear Sir:

    One would think the “average” voter would be smart enough to know the difference between the truth and campaign promises. Unfortunately, they are not! They, the great “unwashed”, together with the blissfully arogant, soak up these utterings as gospel, and pin their hopes and dreams on the great American tradition of getting something for nothing.

    This is particularly true of those so called “baby boomers”, gen “X er’s”, and illegal “arrivals” to our shores. Their education and family upbringing, or complete lack thereof, has ill prepared them to do any critical thinking, or to take any positive, and/or legitimate action on their own behalf. [A caveat to this over-simplification, would be, of course, you and me, and the members of the Armed Forces! I’m sure there may be others, but watching the slavish way in which 49% of this country is convinced that BHO has the answer for everything that the liberals percieve to be wrong with this country, I think my numbers are more right than wrong.


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