Is Ignorance Bliss or is Bliss Ignorance?

If you start with the premise that most politicians are well-intentioned and genuinely believe they are acting in the best interest of the nation, you may have a different perspective on them.  And then reality sets in and you realize most politicians act in their own best interest while pretending to care about your interests.

The questions I always ask is do politicians believe the crap that spews from their mouths?  Do they think we do? I’m not sure which answer is better.  If they do believe their drivel then they are ignorant of their constant flip-flops.  If they do not, then they are purposefully lying.

Both political parties rotate their positions on hot-button topics depending on whether their party is in office.  Don’t believe me?  Senator Chuck Schumer sounded a lot like President Trump on immigration in 2009 and then must have evolved in 2017.  I pick on Senator Schumer mostly because I consider him devoid of any morals or ethics but every politician flips then flops depending on whatever serves their interest at that moment.

I completely and utterly disagree with Senator Bernie Sanders but admire his steadfast belief in socialism.  He is consistent and almost convincing as genuinely believing his positions.  I do not like Senator Ted Cruz’s personality but I do tend to agree with a lot of his fiscal and defense positions.  He also can almost be convincing as a true believer in what he says.

Both senators share the mantle of being the most disliked by their own party. That is, if you believe anything the media says.  If it is true, I wonder if the reason they are despised is because they actually believe the positions they take?  Based on the way the Swamp acts, I wouldn’t doubt it.

And that brings us to the most recent media darling, Congresswomen elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  This one is a real doozy.  I actually feel bad for her on so many levels and then listen to her speak and get over it.

I have no idea if she believes the fecal matter emanating from her mouth or if she is playing the nation for a fool.  She is definitely playing the media but the media is so self-absorbed they cannot even see it.  Don’t believe me?  Time Magazine chose journalists as the Person of the Year.  Think about that for a second.  It’s probably the most tone-deaf thing I’ve heard this week.  That is until Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez says something. 

I cannot take a person seriously who wants free Medicare, free tuition,free food stamps and free welfare for every American without even having the slightest clue how to pay for it.  Plus, how can anyone take a person seriously that suggests such jibberish and not be able to figure out how to afford an apartment in Washington DC?

I’m sure she is a lovely person but it hurts to listen to her and mind-boggling to read any of her position papers – if you can actually find them.  I think the Conservative media has finally found the Liberal’s equivalent to Vice President Dan Quayle.  And that’s unfortunate because Vice President Quayle had a strong Legislative record in the Senate.

I wonder if she actually believes or understands what socialism is orif she is just another vapid millennial searching for her participation trophy.To be fair, that is a terrible generalization of Millennials – many of whom are far better prepared for life and grounded in their beliefs than we care to admit.

Ocasio-Cortez is not one of them. She is riding into Washington, DC with delusions of grandeur thanks to a fawning media that constantly reinforce the notion that she is special.  Parents of millennials did the same thing to their children and now lament they are not ready for life.

She is not special.  She is one of 535 people in Congress and the Senate that must figure out how to work together to get things accomplished.  She also needs to study how the media treated another darling. John McCain was their hero until he was running for president.  Then they turned on him as they will with Ocasio-Cortez once they finish using her.

Who knows?  Maybe she is using the media to advance herself.  We know she has no desire to advance America.  If she did she’d spend less time talking to the media and more time trying to figure out how to pay for her grandiose plans.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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