Political Round Table

I grew up talking politics.  Both my brother and sister were poli-sci majors.  It makes for great conversation particularly when we all sit on the same side of the fence.   Our conversations around politics still continue today.  It is one of the conversations where we all enjoy interacting with my father.

He sent us all this today which I am sure he truly enjoyed.  As he put it, “well said”.

The following is a quote of a comment made by H. L. Mencken in The Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920: 
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and compete narcissistic moron.”

Comments (Archived):

  1. Susan Rubinsky

    I just literally laughed out loud. Thank you. And thank your Dad!

  2. CCjudy

    Prophetic tragically

  3. Emil Sotirov

    I grew up talking politics too – in an anti-communist family back in then communist Bulgaria. That gives me a long perspective on being governed by downright fools.Sometime after the 20’s, Roosevelt’s New Deal prevented a government by morons happening here. We needed a New New Deal from the Dem establishment for the 2016 elections. Instead, we got Hillary with her “professional” politics (aka incrementalism designed to keep things working well for whomever they work well currently – aka the establishment).In fact, I kind of hope that the caricature President we have now will awaken the best in Americans – their innate sense of fair play and the primacy of “right” over “might” (aka money, muscle, and power).I’m with Albert on the need to come up with a totally different culture where jobs are not the source of everything in life. That’s another conversation.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I think Albert is on to something.

  4. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Would that he were *only* a narcissist and a moron. I’d be grateful for that right now. A great quote, nonetheless 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      ha. so true!