Stop kissing their asses

Politicians are elected to work for us (even if they seldom do anything constructive).

They are not elected to be celebrities. They are not our bosses.

We are their bosses.

Unfortunately, most people don’t understand that—including people who should know better. That’s a huge reason why this country is in the mess it’s in.

Most politicians have little or no respect for their constituents.

And honestly, why should they, when so many of their constituents don’t have any respect for themselves?

When politicians are fawned over and adored by their constituents, as though they are their superiors, I can understand how their egos would inflate like Chinese balloons—and why their sense of right and wrong might diminish, if they had any moral compass to begin with.

Ohio’s lieutenant governor Jon Husted—the same deer-in-the-headlights toady who played Grover Dill to Mike DeWine’s Scut Farcus throughout the Sturmabteilung-inspired pandemic lock downs, masking orders, curfews, small business closings, medicine suppression, vaccine lotteries and other measures of authoritarian overreach, is scheduled to address a meeting of the Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club next month.

It’s a good thing he was available. I’ve heard that if Husted couldn’t make it, the club’s backup plan was to ask Jesus to fill in.

“What a way to start 2023!!,” the club announced. “We are so proud to present…”

“This is a huge honor for the club.”


I understand why it might be interesting—maybe even enlightening in some bizarre way—to hear what the state’s lieutenant governor (and, God-forbid, maybe future governor) has to say. I’d consider going to watch the show if my sock drawer didn’t need to be sorted that night. But I sure wouldn’t participate in the inevitable standing ovation that always awaits these benevolent beings who work so hard to improve our lives.

So being in the hallowed presence of Jon Husted is a “huge honor?”

Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Shouldn’t the elected officials—so-called public servants—be honored to have the opportunity to be in a room with we, the people who put them on their thrones and pay their salaries? Shouldn’t a politician’s speaking engagement be closer to a performance review than an opportunity to pacify his or her fawning fans with handshakes, photo sessions and feigned interest in what they have to say?

Not in a country where we genuflect to charlatans.

We can debate all the issues that face our country.

But until the people start to gain some self-respect, don’t expect to see much progress in solving them.

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