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16 Quotes on Politicians from American Humorist Will Rogers

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”
– Will Rogers

2.) “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
– Will Rogers

It is fascinating to me how Rogers’ quips, written in the early 1900’s, resonate so soundly today. His biting wisdom and humor held both Republican and Democrat feet to his sarcastic fire when he felt they deserved it, which was often.

3.) “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”
– Will Rogers

How appropriate for today! Think of the influence that John Stewart and Bill Maher (comedians) have on the voting public.

“William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world’s best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.” via Wikipedia

Read on, more Will Rogers humor and wisdom >>

4.) “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”
– Will Rogers

About this author via GoodReads.com

“Known as Oklahoma’s favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 “talkies”), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.

By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.

12 more quotes from Will Rogers:

5.) “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.”

6.) “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”

7.) “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.”

8.) “A fool and his money are soon elected.”

9.) “The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?'”

10.) “The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.”

Will Rogers in 1922 by Melbourne Spurr

Will Rogers in 1922 by Melbourne Spurr

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11.) “If I studied all my life, I couldn’t think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.”

12.) “Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.”

13.) “Democrats never agree on anything, that’s why they’re Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.”

14.) “If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep.”

15.) “It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.”

16.) “It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.”

– Will Rogers

These quotes found at BrainyQuote.com – Will Rogers

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Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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