Monday, March 12, 2018

The Cowboy Philosopher

You can't please everyone and apparently Congress can't please anyone, a skill they have refined over the years. 
Will Rogers and his famous lasso. Quote why he doesn't want to turn back his odometer. The Cowboy Philosopher.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. 
12 quotes by Will Rogers from the 20s and 30s, voicing the country's lack of confidence in Capitol Hill. 
1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago. Two ladies who support Nixon
1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago. 
The U.S. Senate opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation. 
1936 Republican National Convention Cleveland Auditorium
1936 Republican National Convention, Cleveland Auditorium
Congress is so strange; a man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens, and then everybody disagrees.
1968 RNC Florida the GOP elephant
1968 Republican National Convention in Florida 
America has the best politicians money can buy.
1896 William Jennings Bryan  Democratic National Convention in Chicago
1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago  
I am not a member of any organized political party — I am a Democrat. 
1940 republican national convention in Philadelphia Supporting Taft
1940 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. 
1900 Republican National Convention  Philadelphia
1900 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. 
1968 Go-go girl and delegates. Republican National Convention, Miami Beach
1968 Republican National Convention in Florida
There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches.
1916 Chicago RNC Baby Elephant and Uncle Sams
1916 Republican National Convention in Chicago 
The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
1942 Women delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. They look so happy.
1942 Republican National Convention in Ceveland
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
1976 betty ford and tony orlando RNC Kansas City
1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Betty Ford dances with Tony Orlando 
Congress in session is like when the baby gets hold of a hammer. 
1956 Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California. Stick with Ike
1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California 
Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.
1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami. Get High and Farewell Dinosaurs. The Cowboy Philosopher.
1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami
Senators are a never-ending source of amusement, amazement, and discouragement.
Will Rogers publicity Shot. A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

America has never produced anybody quite like him, and there has rarely been an American humorist whose words produced less empty laughter or more sober thought. . . .  
Will Rogers has done more to educate the American public in world affairs than all the professors who have been elucidating the continental chaos since the Treaty of Versailles. - John Carter, The New York Times (31 October 1926)

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