Plural noun: sycophants
A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
Synonyms: yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up
“I thought you wanted a competent assistant, not a nodding sycophant.”
I am having fun identifying sicko-phants, and adding them to my DO NOT CARE FOR list that I keep handy….ha! I am collecting them now in a section of the cerebral cortex. And guess what? I ain’t ever gonna trust them again! What a group!
And no one fits that bill better than politicians.
We nice gentle compassionate people are sure as hell paying taxes to fund some odd folks and some odd shenanigans. So why do we not have a voice to stop the fiends who wish to get elected and do?????
Don and I drove all the way to Indy about three years ago and … wow? Did we ever get blown off by a politician to whom we had been very kind and whom we had supported but who very much thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. He doesn’t seem to know us these days? And…we are paying his salary?
Case in point…look at this article to see what the politicians do when they play with our cash? And when they think somebody else can advance their ambitions and they follow that scent instead…
I quoted my friend (and adopted pastor) Drex Morton this weekend filming two free-wheeling episodes of The Patty Hunter Show: we must apply “the consistency of the concept of right to life…ALL life!” I truly appreciate Drex (and those like him) for his mind and his fairness!
Oh, and I and many others do not wish to pay for pig wrestling either…and we have a right to say so, and the pigs have a right not to “play” in an uneven match…
Interestingly, this petition added 7,000 (!) signatures in just 24 hours after a misleading story appeared in our local paper. Maybe there are a LOT of people who truly care after all.
Is anyone listening? Do the people who fixate on “local” interests, that is until they have to sell their wares to the folks outside their imaginary walls, understand what a global economy actually is?
So put that in your pipe and smoke it…IF the shoe fits???? Mixing my metaphors, and I like it like that!