November 04, 2009

I DON'T GET IT

Personally, I think many people in our country are just plain goofy.  When Republicans are in office, they want Democrats.  When Democrats are in, they want Republicans.  Look at the Rasmussen generic ballot poll.  Last year, people couldn't wait to have a Dem.  Now they're itchin' for an R.  Is politics just a large-scale case of 'the grass is always greener'?  What happened to voting on your principles?

I mean, a good number of these people in Virginia had to have voted for Pres Obama and then now voted for the Republican governor.  That does not make sense.

I don't get it.

I think Krauthammer makes a good point about the 2008 election:

It tells you that '08 was a charisma election, a one-shot deal, and all this talk about realignment, about a new era, of the death of Republicanism or conservatism is utter nonsense.

 

It was an unusual election last year. All the stars were aligned Democratic, charismatic candidate. Still only a seven point victory. The return to the norm is happening now, and we're going to see it tomorrow night.

I just don't understand voting on charisma, period.  Vote your principles.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:12 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 "I just don't understand voting on charisma, period.  Vote your principles."

Ah, and therein lies the rub.  I daresay the people who were expecting Obama to pay their mortgage & gas up their car as well as those as recently as a few weeks ago who were waiting on their "Obama money" either 1) voted their principles (gimme, gimme, gimme b/c I'm entitled) or 2) don't have principles.

Either way, this will go down in the history books as the example of "elections have consequences."  I just hope that we can stop the mess before our kids also have to point to our pre-'08 life in the States and say, "this is how the United States was before it went to hell in a handbasket."


Posted by: Guard Wife at November 04, 2009 08:49 AM (p4/8e)

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I think a lot of voter decisions work as follows: If I'm happy with the way things are going, I vote for the incumbent. If I'm not, I vote to throw him out.

 

 

Posted by: david foster at November 04, 2009 09:20 AM (uWlpq)

3 Guard Wife, you make a good but SCARY point.

Posted by: Sarah at November 04, 2009 10:05 AM (gWUle)

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