This is a cartoon that doesn’t need much explanation this year. A lot of what is going on around us is absolutely cringe-worthy.
What lots of people can’t understand is why do we hold politicians to standard that is several rungs below that which in almost any other context, we would find totally unacceptable.
We allow politicians to skate on broken campaign promises to “that’s just the way politics works”, but these are the people who make our laws, and control much of our destiny.
If your local grocer charges you for a pound, but gives you 12 ounces, you don’t just accept that behavior, do you? Why do we do it in politics? Aren’t promises the only thing we are buying when we cast a vote?
Our elected officials will only raise their game when we hold them to higher standards.