“Being in politics is like being a football coach — you have to be smart enough to understand the game but dumb enough to think it’s important.”
Former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy
That may have been the case when Eugene McCarthy said it in November 1967, but I don’t think it’s the case any longer. In the era of Donald Trump, it seems that being in politics today doesn’t require understanding the game as much as it does understanding how to change the rules of the game on the fly and to cheat at the game.
And also in the era of Donald Trump, I have learned that politics is, in fact, important. If you don’t think politics is important, look at what the political shenanigans of Donald Trump and his GOP sycophants are doing to the American democracy.
Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.