It’s tough to disagree with her opinion. However, there are reasons to dislike politicians beyond what they do in office!
The loudest voices saying politicians are scoundrels and crooks and incompetent are other politicians! Have you had your TV on recently?
More-and-more political advertising has become a series of personal attacks. The more the candidates say it the more it resonates with the voters. Politicians are doing their best to make us dislike and distrust politicians and they’re doing it using our most effective media techniques in well researched campaigns.
Political campaigns are fought the way a teenager fights her parents–scorched Earth. There’s total disregard the vitriol will have to be undone. A family can heal. My relationship with sniping pols not so much.
Earlier I wrote we’ll continue to see negative campaigning because it works. I just never considered this collateral damage.
There’s an old expression that says you can’t have a peeing section in a pool. That goes for politics too.
¹ – We were only there to avoid CNN’s voluminous coverage of the salmonella egg outbreak. When Ali Velshi mentioned this might be a problem in Hollandaise sauce I knew it was time to move on.
Note: The anti-Lincoln ad at the top is obviously bogus, but too fitting to exclude. It comes from here.