Sick of Politics?
Someone who replied to my Sick Day post the other day said they were sick of politics. I am, too. Recently I’ve been standing back and catching my political breath. When one relaxes and steps back it becomes more obvious that politics is cyclical and it swings like a pendulum. It swings from Progressive to Conservative and back again. It’s always been this way in our country.
Compare the Presidential political parties since 1901:
President # 26&27-Rep, 28&29-Dem, 30&31-R, 32&33 D, 34 R, 35&36 D, 37&38 R, 39 D, 40&41 R, 42 D, 43-R.
Another strange thing about politics is how favorable history becomes to those who were disgraced or disliked while they held the office. In spite all their faults while in office, history has become very kind to Johnson, Carter, Nixon, Ford and Clinton.
Yes, I’m sick of politics as well. Elections and recalls happen. Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. If it doesn’t go in your favor, give it four or eight years and things will most often return to your favor again.
There are good and bad consequences associated with every issue and every decision that is made. A level political head can see it both ways and roll with what comes. Passions will rise when issues and decisions push upon peoples’ livelihoods and/or deeply held beliefs.
There is always hope in the air that one day everything will line up and all things political will go the way of out personal politics. But realize if it ever does go that way, the pendulum will always swing back in the other direction again.