There is nothing more pathetic than a politician who attempts to gain support by taking advantage of his constituents’ kind nature. It’s high time that we called out the cynical politicians who regularly play the sympathy card to gloss over any discernible lack of achievement.
Some of our politicians simply have no shame. In fact some would even sell their own mother for a vote. While no true leader will ever want a sympathy vote, too many politicians in this area play on the emotions of their constituents to mask their inability to tackle real issues or achieve results.
We should demand politicians who are sympathetic to the plight of their constituents, not politicians who expect sympathy for themselves.
For too long Roscommon has been held back by the “problem merchants,” politicians who spend all of their time whinging about their personal plight, and complaining about issues which they never address, as they know they cannot deliver. We don’t want politicians who are afraid to make promises, we deserve politicians who are brave enough to make promises, and who have the confidence and ability to deliver.
Any amadán can reel off the issues facing people living in rural Ireland, but having the ability to raise an issue does not mean that you have the ability to fix the problem.
So, let’s stop conversing in problems and demand that our politicians bring solutions to the table. That’s their real job after all!