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The horrors of election season
by Larry Wilson
Oct 25, 2010 | 981 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I think we’ve all just about reached critical mass and moved on to the meltdown point when it comes to political ads on television. Just as we’ve reached this plateau in the political season the politicos are assaulting our mailboxes with campaign flyers to further brain wash us into voting for their candidate.

The circular file was designed specifically to handle things like excessive political flyers and other totally nonessential mail items. That I can handle. What I can’t handle is the lack of payback there will be for all the campaign contributions if the supported candidate of choice wins the election.

All the flag waving, apple pie and other American way-isms only cuts it for about as long as it takes to say it. To quote a phrase from the past: “Where’s the beef?”

I can’t believe for one red-hot second that some well-meaning, red-blooded American wearing their best red, white and blue get-up is going to fork over millions in campaign contributions and not ask for anything in return. I’ve collected too many pop bottles for refunds in my day to believe that old song and dance.

There’s always a payback somewhere. Somebody’s back doesn’t get scratched to the tune of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of good old American dollars without somebody owing big time for that all-patriotic gesture.

As if there aren’t a gazillion other things to contemplate when you go into that voting booth, take the thought with you as to who is not going to pay for this as much as who is going to get paid for what has already been done. Then when you get through voting, treat yourself to a good old drive-thru bath in your favorite car wash just to rinse the dirt off of you that has collected during this record-setting, mud-slinging political campaign season.

For a bunch of seemingly intelligent people running for elected office, I’ve never seen so many candidates who never meet with the public. Gone are the days of squeezing the flesh and kissing the babies. I believe that the less the candidates meet with the public the more it shows their lack of qualification. They think they can buy their way into office with all their campaign expenditures for the television advertisements.

It’s like we’re voting for a roster of phantoms. Maybe that is why Election Day comes so soon after Halloween. They’re all a bunch of washed-up ghouls from the recent fright fest and now we have to endure their lack of gumption as they stumble through their term in office like escaped zombies from the “Night Of The Living Dead” movie from the sixties.

Is it going to be trick-or-treat for another term in office as these characters slither through the muck and mire of our government? Don’t choke on your popcorn as we wait for the “To Be Continued.”

Larry Wilson is a 50-year resident of Sparks and a retired elementary school teacher. You can contact him at
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