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Distorted View of a Politician

I read this quote from Rep. David Wu who resigned last night amid allegations of sexual assault, and I just can’t wrap my head around this kind of thinking.

“Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’” Wu said in the statement.

Really? There’s not a single other job on the planet where you can feel like you’re contributing toward making the world a better place? That seems a tad extreme, even from someone on the left.

Even if you take out anyone working in the for-profit sector, which I wouldn’t in my world view, but I can understand if a progressive would cross them off the list, I can think of plenty of roles and organizations where people get up every day and try to make the world a better place – even doing so without the power of government. I don’t know what drives that kind of statement – an overly inflated ego for a resigning Congressman or someone who can see no improvements to the human condition other than that which comes through government. Either way, it’s rather disturbing.

6 Responses to “Distorted View of a Politician”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    It is always hard understanding folks with an obvious mental illness. I just discount anything they say until they get their meds balanced.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    He may ask the question, How can I try to make the world a better place today? every day — but then he and his cohorts set out to do all the damage they can…

  3. BobG says:

    He did make the world a better place; he resigned.

  4. GMC70 says:

    . . . someone who can see no improvements to the human condition other than that which comes through government.

    You answered your own question. So many in government see government as the highest calling, and indeed believe that all good comes through government in one way or another. There is an arrogance there, of course, that is hard to fathom, but it is there, nonetheless.

    Most of the folks in gov’t also truly believe they are trying to do the right thing. We might, and often do, disagree as to whether it is the right thing, of course, but it is their world view.

    Personally, I think MOST people get up daily and try to make the world a better place – as they see it, in at least their little corner of it. Again, we may disagree as to whether the result is better, of course. And so often, the result is different from what was intended.

  5. Weer'd Beard says:

    ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’

    Not raping young girls would be a start….

  6. Chas says:

    No congresshole thinks he stinks.

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