How did we end up with these two complete psychopaths?
Most Helpful Guy
Simple: only crazy people can survive in modern American politics. The way our political system works is that only the most crafty, dishonest, and deceitful people can make it. All of the nice people trying to make a difference get weeded out somewhere in the election cycle.
Enter my uncle, Mayor of his town in Massachusetts. One day when we were sitting around the table venting about our frustrations with the way our local government worked, he decided to enter politics. First he just raised support for people he liked, but eventually he decided to run for mayor, which he did so successfully. When he entered office things changed drastically though, he was attacked from all sides by people who didn't like the changes he was making. People who were making 70k a year as a part time janitor at the community center suddenly found their jobs being threatened, and people who were on the local payroll that did absolutely nothing of value started to emerge from the woodwork and attack him. He had his house vandalized multiple times, he was punched by a protestor at a speech, a brick was thrown in the window of his car, and every time he gave a speech there were people protesting him. No matter what he did someone in the government wasn't happy (although the people in the town didn't seem to care or were happy with what he was doing, unless they were connected to the angry people in some way). He told me himself that it didn't matter what the people thought in his job, it mattered what all the people in the government thought. All of the high level officials, were the ones giving him the problems. My uncle was just one man, he had hundreds of people harassing him with everything he did and he couldnt deal with it. People he never met in his life suddenly became bitter enemies overnight because they decided they didn't like something he was doing. That is in essence what modern politics are, my uncle is a great guy, I love him to death. He couldnt make it in US politics, he couldnt handle the constant verbal abuse, the physical violence, the craziness, he is a normal guy that isn't used to that kind of stuff and so he chose not to run again when his term expired. These two idiots are what happens when you have a system like what we have, where either way you are harassed. The harassing party is always going to do more damage than the supporters. My uncle had the support of many people in the local government and in the town, but a small vocal minority made his life hell1
Most Helpful Girl
We voted for 'em... thats how!1