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Don’t forget to vote

Posted: April 11, 2010 11:15 p.m.
Updated: April 12, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
To vote an incumbent in or out of office will only result in the same kind of politician you just voted out.

Politicians all sound good in the beginning and make promises that are hard to keep. All are cut from the same piece of cloth. Some may end up with a fancier outfit, but all the outfits come from the same piece of fabric.

This conception of not being content or happy with incumbents has been going on year after year with no end in sight, and it seems to get worse at each election year.

Politicians are voted into office, become incumbents on their first day in office and then become the “whipping boy” of the constituents the day after their first day of holding office.

Look at it this way: It could have been the other guy who was voted in, and he or she could have ended up doing a worse job than the first. Then the regrets kick in and voter’s remorse hits.

It’s a gamble no matter how you deal the cards, throw the dice or bet on a horse. Your chances are 50-50 that you have done the right thing and 50-50 that you made a mistake. Fold your cards, pass the dice and tear up your par mutual ticket.

Vote for a politician you feel will look after your welfare. Vote for the likes of Jimmy Stewart in the 1939 movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

Then you  will be reassured of an ethical, upright and honorable politician. No matter who gets into office, you’re going to be taxed. It’s inevitable and unavoidable.

Voting an incumbent out of office isn’t going to change the inevitable. Hopefully, the candidate you vote for will leave politics out of the equation and do the right thing.

I have voted in every election since the 1940s and there has not been a change in the dynamics of politics in all of those 60-some-odd years.

Some election years are good and some are not, but it averages out in the long run with some Democratic domination and some Republican domination.

Don’t forget to vote.

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