The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

November 14, 2012

Our Readers Speak — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

If you don’t like who got elected, blame person in mirror

Very well put, Mr. Tim Thomas of Rainelle. I’ve always said this to people, and it is still true to this day. When an election comes up, people write in to Our Readers Speak, and people you also talk to say that they know the candidate who’s running for office, and they say they would never vote for them again, because of what they stand for or what they’ve done before. Neither what they believe in, or when they get in, or what they have promised you what they are going to do.

People talk to them, and listen to them and believe them. Come on people, wake up and smell the coffee. You still go back to the polls next election, when they run again, and you still put them back in again. We the taxpayers have paid for Rahall, Rockefeller, and a lot of these other politicians retirement, and we still put them back in there. Like the Bible says about the Pharisees and Publicans, Jesus said they say, and they don’t do, I’m not putting none of them down. Good people but bad politicians.

If you vote for the person you voted for before and don’t like it, then don’t complain about it then. Like Tim Thomas said, if it doesn’t work, if it doesn’t get better, don’t blame them; blame the face in the mirror. They make you a promise that I’ll fix this, or I’ll get this done. Well, just another big wind storm blowing (hot air). People put them in there again and when things start happening, you say I knew that I shouldn’t have voted for that crook. You say, he will never get in there again if I can help it.

What’s wrong with this picture? Before the election, they’re out campaigning and you can get things done, and personally talk with them. But after the election is over, see if you can find one or hear from one. Call their office, and see if you can talk with one of them. You will get their secretary, and she or he will leave them a message. I know they are busy in Washington. Politicians are like wolves, they cry wolf one too many times, and we believe them.

That’s also interesting when they can vote in their own pay raises and we get little scraps. As the song goes, “They got the gold mine, and we got the shaft.”

You know they always sling mud at each other and lie to each other. You don’t know who to believe. They’re like in the Bible, the Pharisees and the Publicans. Jesus said that “they say, and they don’t do.”

So don’t complain about who you put in there, if you didn’t want him in there in the first place.

To tell you the truth. It doesn’t make no difference who you put in there, God has this person to fulfill His will.

Timothy Maynor

Oceana

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