Two-cents worth of political musing


With the General Election safely in our rearview mirror, here are some thoughts which might be worth as much as two cents in these days of inflation.
State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, told Marion County residents last week that if the only votes counted in the General Election had come from Texas’ 10 most populous counties, every Republican in a statewide race would have lost, including Gov. Greg Abbott.
No matter who you vote for you have a 50 percent chance of being right and a 75 percent chance of being wrong.
The reason it is so much easier to be cynical than optimistic about elections is … experience.
Does anyone expect Ted Cruz to win another election?
Democrats have yet to learn that contempt for Trump, while understandable, is not a winning strategy.
Every time I vote for a judge whose bench is not within a 100-mile radius of my home, I think there must be a better way of picking judges.
What makes nation building right where there are oil fields and wrong in places where there are only poor people?
If you really hate someone, see if you can get him or her nominated to be a Supreme Court judge.
There should be room for Beto O’Rourke in government.
Was anyone other than Jeff Sessions surprised that he was fired? Was Sessions surprised?
The really amazing thing about democracy is that it works as well as it does.
The Independent: In the second installment of Lord of the Rings, we should meet Tree Beard who will help rescue Merry and Pippin. At one point the two Hobbits ask Tree Beard whose side is he on. “I’m not altogether on anyone’s side,” Tree Beard replies, “because I don’t think anyone is altogether on my side.”

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