Illiterate Clowns Reign Supreme in Brazil

It seems that the United States is not the only country that’s sick and tired of failed politics. Brazil  has elected a clown to it’s Congress in an overwhelming win last week. And the kicker: he may be illiterate. But one thing that Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, or Tiririca (Grumpy), has over the other candidates is that he has no businesses being in politics.

Like the Tea Party here in the U.S., Grumpy ran on the campaign that a more transparent government can only be exposed by those not really involved in politics. This seems a bit contrary to the whole idea of why we elect politicians in the first place. Aren’t they suppose to be the one’s running things, because they know how? Well, not in Brazil…and it seems not in the United States as well, where Tea Party candidates run against the whole bi-partisan effort and say screw everything we can do it ourselves.

Here’s Grumpy’s campaign slogan:

“It can’t get any worse.”

We’ll, it just might have. A T.V. spot of his says, “What does a federal representative do? I’m not sure, but if I’m elected, I’ll tell you,” according to an article on The Atlantic Wire. While the people of Brazil appreciate the idea of someone who will uncover the inner-workings of their politicians they might also turn to the U.S. and watch what happens when people who have no business being involved, involve themselves in politics.

Let’s not even mention the accusation that he’s illiterate.

But, every once in a while, the situation becomes so dire that people stop clowning around, and elect a clown. Wait, no they don’t. They’ve never done that. God speed Grumpy.

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