The mayor of a Mexican village is pressing attempted murder charges against locals who tied him to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets for failing to deliver on an election pledge. Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, who managed to escape without any major injuries, also wants those responsible for the incident on Tuesday to be charged with abduction. According to national newspaper Excelsior, they are unhappy that he has failed to deliver on a campaign promise to repair an important local road.
All politicians make grandiose and gratuitous promises, I.e. they lie their fool heads off to win elections. They can always bank on the electorate having a short memory, thus they are empowered to lie with impunity.
When a politician who made wild promises wins and he fails to enact any of his pledges, we usually give him a pass if he doesn’t turn out to be a total incompetent buffoon. It’s like when a prostitute promises the best fuc* of your life, but the nasty business is over in a couple of minutes because she yelled at you to hurry up. You’re disappointed, but you’re just glad you didn’t catch the clap and delighted that your wife didn’t catch you cheating.
I applaud the Mexican villagers for holding their mayor accountable, he failed to keep his promise to repair an important local road, and in a beautiful example of poetic justice they tied the lying bastard to the back of a truck and dragged him through that very same street for failing to deliver on his election pledge.
Donald Trump won over enough racists, white evangelicals and rednecks to win the election by promising to build a 30-foot wall from sea to shining sea, that Mexico would pay for. Trump’s base had wet dreams of Mexican rapists and gang bangers from El Salvador stopped in their tracks at the border by Trump’s magnificent wall.
Trump knew damn well that he would never build his damn wall, he considered the “build the wall” chant just a rhetorical device to rally his base. If Trump supporters had a lick of sense, which they don’t, they would wake up, smell the coffee, and tie Trump to the back of a pickup truck and drag him down Fifth Avenue.