So, I was reading while substitute teaching during the kids’ test yesterday and came across a paragraph in this murder mystery which I felt I had to share;
“Bruno was a former iron-balls prosecutor, and he’d made a great number of enemies, only some of whom were currently behind bars. His political planks were fairly simple. He’d tell you he wanted government off the backs of the people and free enterprise to rule. As for the poor and weak, those not up to the task of unfettered competition, well, in all other species the weak died and the strong prevailed, and why should it be any different for us? Largely because of that position, the man had no chance of winning (for state congress). Although America loved its tough guys, they weren’t ready to vote for leaders who exhibited no compassion for the downtrodden and miserable, for on any given day they might constitute the majority.“ Oh, man…
SO….agree? When can Conservatives who believe that humans will sort themselves out, that there will always be the poor amongst us, etc., every win again? Yes, Trump did it…….but most candidates of ANY party are afraid of the MAJORITY. And his new budget might completely destroy the balance of powers after the 2018 election. That, and if the media can sell to the American people that Trump’s health care solution is SO MISERABLE (it’s not, but…).
The Massachusetts governor, Charlie Baker, is a Republican, surprisingly, a very popular governor. Check THIS site out. I stopped reading the site before it ever got around to mentioning what party he’s associated with. (Governor Brown of California’s Wiki site lists his being a Democrat right away.) ANYWAY, I heard that Baker’s afraid to talk openly about how immigrants are largely responsible for heroin and opioids in Massachusetts but runs around Boston bemoaning how so many of their citizens are dying from them. Chicken to talk about IMMIGRANTS! Afraid of who might become the MAJORITY!
That paragraph I typed above in italics really jumped out at me. The book it’s from is about a political candidate who’s kidnapped. It’s called SPLIT SECOND and I’m barely into it but it’s very good so far. (I just finished another mystery about the possibility of a sniper killing some heads of state at a G8 summit (“..afraid it might become the G6” was the way it was cleverly described) with a bullet from 1600 feet. Yes, they can do that, but VERY few can shoot that well. It’s called PERSONAL and it’s excellent, but most everything by Lee Child is.)
What did you think of David Baldacci’s paragraph? How can any politician ignore that fact and act for America instead of only acting for his future, even if it involves endangerment to our country?