Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Runnin' fer president? Here's some advice

Bits of Wisdom from those who would be president

I read somewhere that sometime mistakes are too much fun to only make once. That is what makes the political campaigning speeches so much fun. This year- round profession of running for office offers all forms of missteps, bloopers and slip-ups.

A little advice for these candidates from the dictator Napoleon Bonaparte, who said: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

There are several things that Texas Governor Rick Perry has said that show his insight and wisdom on the most recent history of our country.

For example last year he said: “George W. Bush did a incredible job in the presidency, defending us from freedom.”

And last February Gov. Perry spoke about the border town in Mexico: “Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.”

We are well aware that times are bad in America, mostly among the jobless and homeless. Gov. Perry last June had a solution. He said: “[Get] back to those biblical principles of you know, you don’t spend all the money. You work hard for those six years and you put up that seventh year in the warehouse to take you through the hard times. And not spending all of our money. Not asking for Pharaoh to give everything to everybody and to take care of folks because at the end of the day, it’s slavery. We become slaves to government.”

But our Texas governor is not the only politician with brains and “know-how.” Michelle Bachmann, Congresswoman from Minnesota says when she becomes president there will be no embassy in Iran. Amazing insight! The USA has not had an embassy in Tehran since 1979, when they stormed our embassy and took hostages.

Mrs. Bachmann is also good at science. In April, 2009, she said: "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas."

The lady from Minnesota really outshines the other Republican presidential candidates. She and her husband run a clinic and she knows business needs. In January, 2005, she solved the jobless mess: "If we took away the minimum wage -- if conceivably it was gone -- we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."

Even in the history of our Constitution, Congresswoman Bachmann has enlightened us on the freeing of the slaves during the American Revolution. She has said: "But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States. ... I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly -- men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country."

I always thought slavery ended with a Civil War some 85 years later. Live and learn.

It would be a mistake to overlook the former businessman who claims he is no politician, Herman Cain. Mr. Cain sees China as a threat if they get the nuclear bomb. Some less knowledgeable people have been saying that China has had such capabilities since the 1960s. Mr. Cain, a favorite of the Christian Right, also seems to enjoy not knowing how to pronounce some of the world’s countries or dictators.

It is one thing to make a mistake, but it is another thing to keep making it.

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