Five Quotes On Politics

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Politics sucks and so do politicians. Here are five of my favorite quotes on the topic.

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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

— H.L. Mencken
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“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”

— Mark Twain
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“Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.”

— Gore Vidal
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“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
— Groucho Marx
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“Political discourse has become so rotten that it’s no longer possible to tell the stench of one presidential candidate from the stink of another.”

— P.J. O’Rourke
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