I usually don’t ‘do’ politricks because (IMO) its all just a farce.
We elect figure heads who promise us the moon when they’re campaigning, ignore us for the majority of their term, and come abegging for our votes at the end of their respective terms.
Rarely do they keep their campaign promises.
Rarely do they exude the steely fire and commitment (in office) that they demonstrated while stumping.
Rarely are they the same people they presented themselves to be, before they took office.
It’s not surprising, then, that many are disenfranchised and disillusioned after their heros get elected to office, and then turn their backs on their constituency.
I’m a registered Democrat, but I’m not some fanatic that supports Democrats just because.
Nor do I tow the party line on issues.
I generally think that most politicians are liars, not to be trusted.
So it was with great interest that I listened to Rachel Maddow, first on Totally Biased, with W. Kamau Bell show, and then again, last night on The David Letterman show.
For those of you unfamiliar with Rachel, she is an American television host, political commentator, and author.
Her nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, airs on MSNBC.
She also has a syndicated talk radio program which airs on Air America Radio.
What I found particularly captivating about Rachel is that she’s just so friggin’ smart!
I mean seriously, this chick has something special going on in all that grey matter between her ears.
Her perspective about the upcoming presidential election, the respective candidates and their parties, was unquestionably, one of the most concise, objective commentaries I’ve heard in a long time.
Even more impressive, was her passion about the subject, and her ease addressing whatever was thrown at her.
To be fair, she was talking to two comedians.
It’s not like either W. Kamau Bell or Letterman were dropping bombs on her with the questioning.
But it was clear from her responses, that she knew what the heck she was talking about, and she wasn’t merely parroting some liberal party line.
I’ve never watched the Rachel Maddow show.
I was am so disgusted with the state of politricks, that I really don’t care what either side has to say about anything.
So it stands to reason that none of these political talking heads (Wolf Blitzer, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter) have ever really resonated with me.
But with Rachel Maddow, I might actually have a reason to tune in and pay attention.