Monday, February 2, 2009

It's All About The Ice Cream



Wondering how the loons got into office?



Ponder this simple analogy delivered with levity and sent in via email by a Great American; Ann Bryant.

And for more Political humor in the same vein Don't miss the recent addition:
Baskin-Robbin

(Author unknown)

We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream."

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both
candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was the ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty-eight percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.






4 comments:

April Lorier said...

This says it better than anything I've heard by the "expert pundits"!

K.R. Kahn said...
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McPublius said...

Angle,

Thanks for the support. We'll be taking all the necessary steps to make sure this does not go unheard. : ).

-McPublius

machinepolitick said...

Fantastic!
I'm a political artist. I'm not Liberal, don't roll your eyes at me! (smile)
Check out my Obama painting that makes an analogy to Bread and Circuses:http://www.machinepolitick.com/breadandcircuses.html