(Editor's note: Art Buchwald once wrote, "You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."

I had no idea my disgruntled missive lamenting our limited voting options would be met with so much tar, so many feathers and with such colorful language. While my endorsement of Ron Paul was more bitter satire than actual ballot, I think my larger point might have been missed: The GOP had a golden opportunity to unseat a vulnerable, incumbent president whose policies threaten my livelihood as much as yours. I think they blew it. And it pisses me off.

And for those of you who think politics are irrelevant to what you do, you haven't been paying attention. And you deserve to lose your job anyway. Believe me, if I could unsubscribe right back at all of you who are political ostriches burying your heads in your next enrollment, I would. No wonder the higher ups at NAHU get so frustrated with the lack of broker involvement at both the local and national levels. Complaining is easy—especially at the messenger. Doing something is hard.)

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