But we've now seen what Republican rule looks like, and it demonstrates something interesting about the platform I just outlined. The Republicans have shown no inclination, let alone ability, to change any of the things they were complaining about. So may I make a suggestion of something for you to think about, between now and next Tuesday?
- If someone says that government is the problem, not the solution, then if you elect them, government will cause problems instead of solving them.
- If someone says that government can't do anything right, then if you elect them, they won't do anything right.
- If someone says that any tax money you pay that isn't stolen will be wasted, then if you elect them, they will steal as much as they can and waste the rest.
- If someone says that there are no competent politicians or government employees, then they are admitting that they are incompetent, and that if you elect them they will appoint only incompetent people.
- If someone says that politicians can't help being corrupted by lobbyists, then they will seek out corrupt lobbyists and sell out to them.
- If someone says that any attempt by the government to solve a problem will only create more problems, then they are admitting that they will not try to solve problems and that they will do nothing but create more problems.
This year, why not vote for the people who at least believe in the theoretical possibility of competence and honesty? We may fail occasionally, and have failed some times in the past. But at least we'll try, and that's more than you can say for the other guys. Please vote Democratic on November 7th. Thank you.