If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Party above truth
A true party-man hates and despises candour.
No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.
The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.
Any politician that can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.
Several by Sobran
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The two purposes of propaganda
All the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.
The career of a politician
The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. It is the prolonged sacrifice of the rights of some persons at the bidding and for the satisfaction of other persons. The ruling idea of the politician — stated rather bluntly — is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
The politician’s alternative
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidarity to pure wind.