Political Axioms

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
– Jay Leno

The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
– Henry Cate VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.
– Will Rogers

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
– Plato

Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
– Clarence Darrow

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
– John Quinton

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar Ameringer

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.
– P.J. O’Rourke

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
– Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
– Tex Guinan

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
– Gore Vidal

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
– Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
– Doug Larson

Don’t vote: it only encourages them!
– Author Unknown

~ by yougottobekidding on April 16, 2012.

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