Exposing The Tricks Of The Professional Politicians

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Have you ever sat through a very long political speech and realized at the end of it that nothing of any real substance was said the entire time?  This is what professional politicians have been trained to do.  They have been trained to sound good without every really getting very specific about anything.  I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and I could be just like the other professional politicians if I wanted to be, because I know all of their tricks.  But I would never do that, because I believe that we need to get rid of the corrupt career politicians that are absolutely ruining this country.


The people that run political campaigns all across America are constantly trying to get their candidates to be as vague as possible.  The reason why this is done is so that the candidates will offend as few potential voters as possible.  So if you go to most candidate websites, you will find a lot of flowery language but very few specific policy proposals.  Instead, you will read lots of fluff about “improving education” and “fixing the healthcare system”, but if the political people have done their job correctly there will be very little in there that could possibly upset someone.

In the end, they want to make you feel good about the candidate, and they want you to be won over by the candidate’s personality.

Of course if you are able to pull a candidate aside and talk with him privately, it will be a completely different story entirely.  In a private conversation, a candidate will spend the first few moments trying to figure out what you want to hear, and then the rest of the conversation will be spent telling you exactly that.  Perhaps you have even experienced this at some point.  The professional politician will go to great lengths to convince you that he knows exactly where you are coming from, that he feels the same way that you do, and that he wants to do something about your particular issue.  It is the same conversation that he has had with a thousand other people, and of course the professional politician never actually intends to follow through on any of those conversations.

And once the professional politician gets into office, he conveniently forgets all of those promises that he privately made.  He knows that a few people will get upset, but he also knows that 99 percent of the population will not keep track of what he does after he is elected.

Buzzwords are another key tool that professional politicians like to use.  For example, Idaho is one of the most “conservative” states in the country, and so every politician up here uses that label to attract voters.  One member of the state legislature that won ten elections in a row would always portray herself as a “conservative” during election season, but the truth is that she was actually extremely liberal.  Year after year she has had a voting record that is worse than many of the Democrats in the state legislature, but she kept getting away with it because she knew how to be a professional politician.  Fortunately she is retiring from politics now, but she made an entire career out of conning the voters.

Another buzzword that is commonly used in political circles here in Idaho is “pro-gun”.  Everyone up here wants to be “pro-gun”, and yet if you really start digging into what many of these politicians actually believe, you will find out that they actually support “common sense restrictions” on the 2nd Amendment.

But if they say they are “pro-gun”, you may be tempted to believe that they see things the same way that you do.  That is why we really need to start getting professional politicians to define exactly what they mean when they use these terms.

Of course “pro-life” is another big one.  For years, “pro-life politicians” have been winning our votes but then betraying our values once they get into office.  On the national level, many “pro-life politicians” vote to fund Planned Parenthood year after year after year, but then they expect us to keep on voting for them every time election season rolls around.


You cannot be pro-life and vote to fund Planned Parenthood.  This is why I am making an unbreakable pledge on this issue.  I will never, ever, ever vote for any bill that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, and I am asking every other Republican all across the nation to make the same pledge.

But professional politicians never like to boxed into a corner like that.  They want the “flexibility” to vote in favor of a really important budget bill even if it funds Planned Parenthood for another six months.  It is this kind of hypocrisy that is destroying this nation.

Here is another way that you can spot a professional politician – a professional politician will be extremely, extremely hesitant to ever criticize a fellow member of his own party.  The only real exception to this rule is if there is a tightly contested race during election season.  When political careers are on the line, that is when the claws come out.  Otherwise, the goal is to play nice and move up the ladder.

For example, just look at what is going on in Congress right now.  Evidence of horrific sexual misconduct is coming out about members of both parties, and yet mostly what we see are Democrats trying to protect fellow Democrats and Republicans trying to protect fellow Republicans.

This must change.  For example, after what Rep. Joe Barton has admitted to doing, he must resign from the House of Representatives.

But I haven’t heard any of my fellow Republicans call for his resignation yet.  Apparently they believe that what Barton did is acceptable behavior for a sitting member of Congress.

It is time to drain the swamp, and as a member of Congress I am going to do all that I can to start cleaning up the corruption.  It is going to take a team effort to win this race, and I would love to have you on the team.

Our founders never intended for a permanent ruling class of corrupt career politicians to rule over us.  It is time to take our country back, because our children and our grandchildren deserve far better than this.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • Chevroy

    Someone leaked a photo of Joe Barton that he didn’t want public. That is a private matter and he did nothing illegal. Who really needs to resign is the congressman from Arizona who paid a staffer 50 grand in taxpayer money to keep quiet on his disruptive drinking problem.

    • “Someone leaked a photo of Joe Barton that he didn’t want public. “

      And Alex “b¡tch-t¡ts” Jones is in hot water for trying to make a related “personal” video viral:
      lawandcrime. com/legal-analysis/infowars-likely-just-violated-law-by-posting-rep-barton-mastur bation-video/

      • Chevroy

        It is messed up when hackers steal all those celebs photos and post them online.  It’s also messed up that this blogger (his name is blocked) would deny them a job simply because of a hacked n. photo.

        • Yeah, I’ve always been pretty darned curious why… “this blogger”… blocks his own name from being typed out.

          What if someone wanted to mention you-know-who Jordan, or you-know-who- Jackson, or even the Archangel you-know-who. The EGO of… “this blogger”… lol.

          • Chevroy

            I think his name is blocked because critics often mention it and that way it helps catch some of the criticism.

  • Brian

    I’ve listened to Preachers who operate the same way as corrupt career politicians do. Always promising the sun, moon and the stars for a donation, but they never fulfill their empty promises. Sad. Pathetic.

  • watchmannonthewall

    “And once the professional politician gets into office, he conveniently forgets all of those promises that he privately made. He knows that a few people will get upset, but HE ALSO KNOWS THAT 99% OF THE POPULATION WILL NOT KEEP TRACK OF WHAT HE DOES AFTER HE IS ELECTED.”

    The lack of critical thinking skills in this country is appalling! It is no wonder we are on the road to destruction!

    I can’t help remembering Shaun Hannity’s “Man on the Street” speaking with college students who were going to vote for “Stu Pid” (hilariously, they never caught on), as Al Gore’s running mate for Vice President, because he supposedly promised them “free” college! That was back in 2000! How much more the idiocy of today? So sad!

    • Elliott

      Sean Hannity is a pathetic loser who doesn’t believe in innocent until proven guilty. He gave Roy Moore 24 hours to offer an explanation or step down based solely on unproven allegations from about 40 years ago that have no evidence.

      • watchmannonthewall

        Thought that was totally out of line also but has nothing to do with his exposing the way a certain segment of society influences young immature minds and their vote. The biggest collusion impacting our elections is the unholy alliance between one party and their media/educational minions on the young, who simply don’t know any better.

      • But notice he didn’t hold him to it though… ChoMo Roy continued to lie and obfuscate (for much longer than 24 hours), and Sean didn’t say or do squat.

        • TheLulzWarrior

          BS accusations have already been coming out as the conveniently timed BS that they are.

          Moore is getting swifty on em and on Mitch McConnell.

          • Oh, no :( Have some BS accusations been coming in also? I hope they don’t muddy the waters of the already half a dozen(?) or more real ones that his “Christian” supporters are having to ignore.

            But as you say, “sore loser”, Roooy Moooore will never overcome the shame of being a known and acknowledged child raρist. It’s a lucky thing for ChoMo Roy that his only opponent now is a loud ‘n proud pro-abortion fruitcake in a decidedly anti-abortion red state, eh?

            Excuse me, I had a really large pre-Christmas dinner, so I’m gonna take a trump. This one might take two matches!

    • TheLulzWarrior

      These politicians will not approach controversial topics like gamergate, pizzagate, point out the truth about the Gulf of Tonkin. etc.

      They want “safe” topics and not make waves.

      • They can’t risk being put into the same bin as the ones who actually believe any Pizzagate nonsense. They’ll not just lose their jobs, but also possibly their freedoms. Anyone publicly proclaiming a belief in Pizzagate, lizard people, or Elvis and Tupac living together in witsec will just lose all credibility with anyone sane.

        Gulf of Tonkin is not quite timely. We haven’t even straightened out the whole slavery and Confederate flag mess yet.

  • Free Thinker

    Josh Hawley is running for the Republican nomination in Missouri’s 2018 U.S. Senate election. His website is nothing like yours. There is no content at all. Just a silly feelgood video with his family. Our present donothing good Senator, Claire McCaskill has a webpage of nothing too.

  • “Have you ever sat through a very long political speech and realized at the end of it that nothing of any real substance was said the entire time?”

    Yup, *EVERY* time Crooked Conman Donald speaks.

  • “I am making an unbreakable pledge on this issue. I will never, ever, ever vote for any bill that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood”

    I absolutely, positively believe you in this. I also believe you are a very truthful person, inasmuch as you don’t blow smoke up any voters’ hoohas in general. HOWEVER… this pledge of yours is disingenuous because your one lone refusal will mean nothing, and alter nothing.

    Voters may vote for you in the hopes that you will change things *simply because* you have been elected. But the other politicians know that the majority of Americans are pro-choice and will continue to seek their support by also being pro-choice… or at least by not restricting abortion.

  • And the major trick pulled by politicians, particularly those claiming to be Christian conservatives, is their promotion of the Constitution as biblically compatible and as solution of America’s woes when in fact it’s the genesis of them.

    America was once great but not for the reason most people believe it was. In fact, quite the opposite – a classic case of Isaiah 5:20, calling evil good and good

    Yahweh, God of the Bible, blesses nations (makes them great and prosperous) when they look to Him as their sovereign and thus His moral law as the standard for government and society, per Deuteronomy 4:4-8, 28:1-14, etc. Consequently, America’s greatness was the result of the 17th-century Christian Colonial governments of, by, and for God established upon His unchanging moral law:

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835: “They [the 17th-century
    Colonials] exercised the rights of sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the solution of the great social problem which the United States now presents to the world is to be found [in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:5-8, demonstrating the continuing veracity of Yahweh’s law and its accompanying blessings, per
    Deuteronomy 28:1-14].

    “Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of
    Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and … they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ … copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and
    Deuteronomy.…” (Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 2 vols. (New York: NY: The Colonial Press, 1899) vol. 1, pp. 36-37)

    On the other hand, Yahweh curses nations who reject His sovereignty and replace His law with their own man-made surrogates. Thus, America began to be cursed (by God’s long suffering only incrementally at first) when the 18th-century founders replaced the 17th-century Colonial governments with their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious Enlightenment traditions. Without repentance for these sins of sedition our complicity therein, it was inevitable that America would find herself teetering on the precipice of moral depravity and destruction.

    For more regarding these two polar opposite forms of government, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and
    receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  • “Have you ever sat through a very long political speech and
    realized at the end of it that nothing of any real substance was said the entire time?”

    Yup, *EVERY* time Crooked Conman Donald speaks.

    independent. co. uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-harvey-donald-trump-tony-schwarz-the-art-of-the-deal-trump-ghostwriter-a7925511. html

    Those who know him, those who have worked with/for him, and those who have been promised donations ALL agree that Dishonest Donald only makes promises in order to secure what he wants from others, and he never follows through on any promises he makes. His “campaign” speeches still run about 90% meaningless, “feel-good” blather, all intended to make dumb people happy. No promises to be kept.

    • Tetra

      At least he’s good friends with the Clintons but this blogger hasn’t called that out for some odd reason.

      • Yes! I long thought that former Secretary of State Clinton HIRED Crooked Donald to run against her so as to guarantee that she’d get more votes (it did work). Little did anyone realize that the Electoral College would derail the will of the American people, lol.

        There was NO way we were going to get another Democrat in the White House in 2016. I mean, historically America votes Right, then votes Left, then votes Right, followed by Left. After Obama’s term(s), we simply were NOT going to allow a Democrat-following-Democrat President. Too bad we had to destroy the Right by letting long-time Clinton golfing buddy and financial donor, Crooked, =^..^= grabbin’ Donald, forever taint the GOP with his disastrous touch. The only good he’ll ever be for is bad reality TV :(

      • Oh, also it wouldn’t serve “this blogger’s” agenda to call attention to Crooked Donald’s long friendship and donor-status to the Clintons, nor his lifelong history of voting Democrat and supporting Democrats :/

        • 4K

          Oh my Trump is letting loggers destroy national wilderness reserves!

          • I tell ya, it used to be Conservatives who cared about conservation. Once liberals start liking something good it seems the Right runs from it, and vice versa.

            I haven’t been watching American news of late, so I hope there will be someone who can temper this decision of his like with some of his other absurd choices.

  • And when his much touted “MusIim ban” was being created, he PURPOSELY only named countries with no terrorism attempts toward the U.S., and PURPOSELY avoided those MusIim-majority nations witch DID attack the U.S.

    The raging, obvious difference between the innocent MusIim countries and the MusIim countries which had already shown aggression against us? The MusIim countries that Crooked Donald intentionally left off the ban list were countries that Crooked Conman Donald makes serious money in. Saudi Arabia is home to his golf courses and Trump Hotels. He personally oversaw the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia… yet IMAGINE if Obama or former Secretary of State Clinton had done such an obvious atrocity.

    Donald voters are hypocrites, gullible hypocrites:
    mic. com/articles/168242/trump-is-selling-arms-to-saudi-arabia-linked-to-the-majority-of-deaths-in-us-terrorist-attacks

  • 4K

    You’ll never hear that from Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, or Joe Walsh. I hear their shows in the car and just like this blogger it’s only pro-Trump. Meanwhile I keep seeing more Muslims appearing where I live. Many have kids and it’s starting to worry me knowing how fast they reproduce. Meanwhile all the white women are getting their babies aborted.

    • joanofark06

      I agree wholeheartedly, 4k…I’m seeing them here where I live too, in Target stores (3 or 4 in all black, sitting in the Starbucks, we have in our Target store), and in Walmart. In SC. Do they not know that they stand out like ???, dressed like that?? I can’t say anymore, cause I’m getting madder, just talking about it! Yes, you should alarmed….as we all should. I couldn’t deal with listening to “that kind” of radio show, I’d turn it to music…quick! I have read two new articles in the last few days, one, Trump has played more golf, than Obummer ever did (eye roll please), and if this next one is true, and it happens, we need to celebrate, for Trump doing something right and good, for a change. He’s “supposedly” getting rid of State Dept. Tillerson!! Update forthcoming…

      • 4K

        I wish i could hear music but in my family most a sin.
        im in phx is where more muslims are coming.
        i’ll have to delete this soon or i could get recognized

      • 4K

        I wish i could listen to music but i can’t because most is off-limits since i live with Christian fundamentalists.
        Last night devotions was almost 1 hour and mom doesn’t seem to care i have to get up early for work the next morning. Back when I had T it made me so mad I almost got booted out. Now i’m nice and calm but I have to watch bone health.

  • DJohn1

    I think someone needs to discuss the Mueller Special Prosecution.
    Especially now. Since it has been revealed an extremely biased staff member has been fired.
    Every person has a price. What price came with the Flynn Confession of guilt in lying to the FBI. What caused a confession? Was it blackmail to keep the investigation away from a family member? When is intimidation legal?
    With this revelation, is the entire prosecution a ship wreck at this point in time?
    What does this have to do with “lying” politicians? Under normal trial procedures it would be grounds possibly for a “mistrial”.
    Lying politicians deliberately attempting to bring down a president?
    I am no lawyer. Seems to me that the appearance of things is a fairly close thing to treason.
    When is a Special Prosecutor liable? If at all . . .
    Contempt of Congress is a serious charge.
    We have now experienced the “professional politicians” answer to Donald Trump.

    • “What price came with the Flynn Confession of guilt in lying to the FBI. What caused a confession? “

      Flynn tried and tried and tried to keep his lies going, but at some point, a skilled investigator will get his small potato to flip and start telling the truth. This isn’t the first time in history to see this happen.

      Crooked, Pathological-Lyin’ Donald never had a chance at keeping his lying underlings on his lying side. Yes, he’s accustomed to “loyalty oaths” (LOL!) like any other dictator, but the United States respects the rule of law more than we respect dictators’ forced loyalty oaths.