Cynical Ploys- the New Gravitas
Have you ever noticed how in sync the Democrat party members are? Two years ago, the buzzword was ‘gravitas.’ You could watch television, and not one Democrat could be interviewed without remarking that Bush lacked gravitas. People like Eleanor Holmes Norton and Barbara Lee, individuals who barely understand gravity, were on the boob tube (never was it more aptly named than in these cases) telling us that Bush lacked ‘gravitas.’ This year the buzzwords are ‘cynical ploys.’
Mr. Pataki’s Democratic challenger, H. Carl McCall, immediately denounced the Senate Republicans’ move as a cynical election-year ploy, accusing them of having no principles. Mr. Silver, the Democrat who leads the Assembly, also questioned the timing. “It is outrageous that after all its years of neglect, the Senate now promises to act in order to deliver an election-year gift to the governor,” Mr. Silver said.
Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, the House Democratic leader, described the president’s initiative as “a cynical election year ploy” intended to appeal to elderly voters who are struggling with high drug prices.
And why is it that any time a Republican caves into Democrat demands, it is called a cynical ploy? Do the Democrats want them to reverse course? Or is it they just want to get their way and then still get to bitch about it? I happen to be in favor of Gay Rights, so kindly shut up, Mr. McCall.
Screw it- if politicians give me what I want, whenever it happens and whatever it is, I will thank em. And if any of you out there want to know what I want, it is the abolition of several cabinet positions, ending the war on drugs, making the Berkely city council illegal, and abolishing the income tax. I will be content with the cynical ploy of you merely instating a flat tax and getting rid of the Department of Education. Cynical as it may be.
Another question- Is switching your candidate for Senate even though it is against the election code a ‘cynical ploy?’ I guess it is.